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Class of 2018: Alexandra Doten wants to help young students reach for the stars

Apr. 26, 2018—Alexandra Doten’s passion for blending science, education and outreach was born from a failure. Doten took an astronomy class her first semester freshman year and failed the first test. But with encouragement from a professor, she turned the experience into a lesson in perseverance.

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NASA’s TESS mission to discover new worlds will use a map developed at Vanderbilt

Apr. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Keivan Stassun serves as a deputy principal investigator on the mission and is tasked with identifying the most promising stars to target in its search for habitable nearby planets.

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Rocket team’s novel two-part design addresses NASA challenge; launch is April 7

Mar. 29, 2018—Engineering students in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory will demonstrate their solution to a common rocket dilemma at the 2018 NASA Student Launch Competition on April 7.

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VU astronomer heads U.S. study team for space-based gravitational wave detector

Nov. 3, 2017—A Vanderbilt astrophysicist has been elected chair of a scientific study team that will advise NASA on science issues related to the international Laser Interferometer Space Antenna program.

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Vanderbilt joins NASA in eclipse balloon launch

Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University researchers joined a national NASA weather balloon project giving scientists and people around the world a view of the total solar eclipse from the edge of space.

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Racing the eclipse, School of Engineering weather balloon sends striking video

Aug. 24, 2017—A high-altitude weather balloon rose yesterday from a Vanderbilt garage rooftop to the edge of space to live-stream the eclipse from above Nashville and record the temporary atmospheric changes it caused.

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Video: Relive the epic total solar eclipse

Aug. 23, 2017—Relive Monday's epic total solar eclipse across Vanderbilt's campus through the lenses of Vanderbilt Video.

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Vanderbilt launches test balloon in preparation for total solar eclipse research

Aug. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University is part of a national NASA project to give scientists a view of the eclipse from the edge of space. The high altitude balloon, launched by Vanderbilt, will carry a 12 pound payload or scientific instruments for research and a camera for live streaming. Follow Vanderbilt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanderbiltu, on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vanderbiltu and...

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Vanderbilt celebrates historic eclipse with special events for campus community Aug. 21

Jul. 5, 2017—The Office of the Provost has planned a number of campus events for the Vanderbilt community to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event.

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Astronomers discover exoplanet hotter than most stars

Jun. 5, 2017—Astronomers at Vanderbilt and Ohio State have discovered a planet like Jupiter zipping around its host star every day, boiling at temperatures hotter than most stars with a giant cometary tail.

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Student rocketeers earn second place in NASA contest

May. 16, 2017—For ten straight years, Vanderbilt has soared to success with innovative rocket designs and payloads, and this year is no exception.

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Making high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps

Nov. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered how to make high-performance batteries using scraps of metal from the junkyard and household chemicals.

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