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Stories from astronomy:

Joseph Moody

In December 2016, what appears on digital telescopic images to be a star among stars became around 250 times brighter than usual.

KELT-9b and its host star

The temperature of KELT-9b, whose discovery BYU researchers contributed to, is 8,000 degrees Fahrenheit — just shy of the temperature of our sun.

Treasure needs a map, vehicles need a manual, and, as it turns out, interstellar discoveries need a guidebook.

BYU Chemistry Professor Daniel Austin

Smashing into a solid wall at 670 miles per hour doesn’t even leave a mark.

BYU Chemistry professor Daniel Austin and his graduate students are learning just how hard it can be to kill bacteria.

A team of BYU engineers built a super-sensitive antenna for processing signals from deep space. Then they flew to Puerto Rico and installed it at about the same spot where Pierce Brosnan and Sean Bean battled it out during the climax of the James Bond film GoldenEye.

J. Ward Moody, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will discuss "Is the Universe Infinite?" during a free lecture Tuesday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. His lecture is the first in a series to be hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy on the first Tuesday of every month as part of the International Year of Astronomy.