Catherine Pilachowski testifies to presidential commissions and reaches out to students all in the name of stars.
A physicist answers cosmic questions at 6,800 feet below ground.
An IU research team is helping guide NASA's search for extraterrestrial life.
Do Martian minerals hold water? Some special "x-ray vision" may reveal an answer.
Twentieth-century sci-fi—it's not simply fantasy, but a cultural mindset that is sticking with us.
By 2007, the International Space Station may be crawling, or floating, with rats.
At a mountaintop telescope in Arizona, IU astronomers keep busy, even when it rains.
University observatories have long put stars in the eyes of faculty, staff, students, and the community.
Open clusters offer star "laboratories" for examining the universe's past and future.
Dwarf galaxies many times smaller than the Milky Way reveal the basics of how all galaxies evolve.
A mysterious "dark energy" propels the universe's expansion—determining its nature could be a SNAP.
The power of the Internet and space-based telescopes has revolutionized the study of "exotic stars."
Computer simulations are pointing to new understandings of how planets are born.
What was the Big Bang like? Nuclear physicists are using massive colliders and detectors to recreate the condition of the universe immediately after its birth.