Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Reaching for the stars

By Nancy Pierce

September 5, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Massachusetts astronomy department is about to go on a journey back in time, exploring galaxies over seven billion years older than the Sun. The department, in cooperation with Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Astrof...

UMass professors help identify galaxy ‘protocluster’

By Melanie Muller

February 3, 2011

Filed under Env. & Tech.

Юрий/FlickrWork done by astrophysics faculty Grant Wilson and Min Yun has led to an intriguing discovery: a massive galaxy protocluster caught in its development only a billion years after the Big Bang. Wilson and Yun helped develop technology that led to this discovery as part of an international...