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ITHACA, NY—Soaring at 41,000 feet in the air, a team of Ithaca College physics students and a professor recently took photos from a flying observatory to help discover what makes up our universe.

A collaboration between NASA and other researchers, the ...

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ITHACA, NY — Dante Lauretta — professor of planetary science at the University of Arizona and principal investigator of NASA’s first mission to bring back asteroid samples for study and analysis—will visit Ithaca College on Thursday, Sept. 13, to give an overview of the project. Free and open to the public, the talk will begin at noon in the Center for Natural Sciences...

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 ITHACA, NY — Beth Ellen Clark, associate professor and chair of the physics department at Ithaca College, has received a $2.7 million grant from NASA to support her participation in the first U.S. mission to bring samples of an asteroid back to the Earth for study and analysis. Named OSIRIS-REx (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer),...

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ITHACA, NY — A high-profile climate modeler at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies will present “Climate Change: Picturing the Science” at Ithaca College on Monday, March 21. Part of the ...

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ITHACA, NY — On December 1, after five months of test flights, SOFIA — NASA’s newest and largest airborne astronomical observatory — completed a 10-hour flight that marked the project’s first mission devoted solely to gathering scientific data. A 17-ton telescope mounted in the fuselage of a modified 747 jumbo jet, SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared...

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