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Smadar Naoz receives Annie Jump Cannon Award

Assistant Professar Smadar Naoz has rececived the American Astronomical Society's 2015 Annie Jump Cannon Award for "outstanding research and promise for future research."
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2014 Exploring Your Universe Science Fair

Get ready for the most exciting day of science all year, the sixth annual Exploring Your Universe! EYU 2014 will take place on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 from 12 - 5 pm (with possible nighttime activities to follow) at UCLA's campus. This event is FREE of charge to the public and FAMILY-FRIENDLY!

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G2 - Bizarre object in our Galactic Center explained
For years, astronomers have been puzzled by G2, a bizarre object in the center of the Milky Way that was believed to be a hydrogen gas cloud headed toward our galaxy's enormous black hole. A team of UCLA astronomers have determined that G2 is most likely a pair of binary stars that had been orbiting the black hole in tandem and merged together into an extremely large star, embedded in gas and dust - its movements choreographed by the black hole's powerful gravitational field.
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