UCF Planetary Scientist Prof. Joe Harrington is part of a team of scientists who used JWST to find carbon dioxide (CO2) for the first time on a planet outside our Solar System. More info is at UCF Today.
UCF Planetary Scientist Prof. Kerri Donaldson Hanna was interviewed for perspective on NASA’s decisions on where to send Artemis astronauts. Full story is here.
The Orlando Sentinel talks about the 8 UCF students and faculty who will be among those getting a first crack at data from the now-operational JWST.
Orlando’s Fox affiliate interviewed Prof. Yan Fernandez about his involvement with upcoming JWST observations.
Bloomberg News has a video interview with several astronomers who will soon be using JWST, including UCF’s own Dr. Noemí Pinilla-Alonso (FSI)! Check out the interview!
When Prof. Kerri Donaldson Hanna looks at the full moon she sees a future full of opportunity. Full story at the Orlando Sentinel here.
UCF faculty participate in pop culture convention to help people understand space science and why it matters in an entertaining way. Full story here.
Almost 25 tons of high-fidelity simulant has been shipped so far this year to scientists and engineers around the world so they can test their ideas before launching them into space. More info at this link.
Dr. Noemí Pinilla-Alonso has been recognized as a 2022 Orange County Distinguished Resident! More info at this link. Congratulations!
Find out about an asteroid sharing Earth’s orbit around the Sun! Info here.
As JWST reaches its destination at the end of January, UCF Planetary Scientist Noemi Pinilla-Alonso prepares to complete more than 100 hours of research once it arrives. More info here.
An international team of astronomers (that includes an AO researcher) has announced the results of a comprehensive search for ripples in the fabric of space-time: gravitational waves. More info here.
Dr. Phil Metzger at FSI is profiled in an installment of UCF’s “Knights Do That” series. More info here.
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirect Test mission — DART — launched last week, and Arecibo Observatory and UCF Planetary Sciences Group are part of the story. More info here.