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First Light

Scientists are one step closer to discovering life on other planets. A team of engineers and astrophysicists has installed the front-end module of a new instrument named iLocater at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in the Pinaleño Mountains of southeast Arizona.
First Light

Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Why Now is the Time to Go Back

Professor Clive Neal talks on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and discusses why it is time to return to the moon.
Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Why Now is the Time to Go Back

Destination Mars

America's expedition to the red planet is being spearheaded by a pair of Notre Dame alums. The plans aren't simple.
Destination Mars
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