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National Academies committee including Vanderbilt astrophysicist publishes review of latest NASA Science Plan

Oct. 18, 2019—An astrophysicist at Vanderbilt is part of the committee behind a review of NASA’s updated Science Plan, a five-year strategic roadmap for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

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Rare study of Earth-sized planet uses technique pioneered by Vanderbilt professor

Aug. 19, 2019—A groundbreaking study, using data from NASA and a technique pioneered by a Vanderbilt professor, is giving humankind a glimpse at a distant exoplanet with a size similar to Earth and a surface which may resemble Mercury or Earth’s Moon. Located nearly 49 light-years from Earth, the planet known as LHS 3844b was first discovered...

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Inner ear keeps bones strong

Jan. 14, 2015—Alterations of the vestibular system - the part of our inner ear that controls balance - may contribute to bone loss related to both aging and space travel.

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VUCast: E.T. phone God?

Sep. 29, 2014—In the latest VUCast: A Vanderbilt astronomer looks at how different religions may handle alien life; why early Earth may not have been as “hellish” as first thought; and check out the national baseball championship bling! Watch now.

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Weiss participates in NSF advocacy day

May. 10, 2013—As part of Vanderbilt’s ongoing federal advocacy efforts in support of federal funding for research and education at the National Science Foundation, Sharon Weiss, associate professor of electrical engineering and physics, traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Coalition for National Science Funding’s (CNSF) advocacy day and Capitol Hill reception on May 7.

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Simulated Mars mission reveals body’s sodium rhythms

Jan. 10, 2013—Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., and colleagues have discovered that – in contrast to the prevailing dogma – human sodium levels fluctuate rhythmically with 7-day and monthly cycles.

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Man who ‘killed’ Pluto coming to Vanderbilt

Nov. 9, 2012—Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium on Nov. 13. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is sold out. However, walk-ups are welcome for no-show ticket holders and late seating will be accommodated. Tickets are free for Vanderbilt students; $5 for non-VU students and $10 for the general public....

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VUCast: Laughing Gas For Labor

Jan. 11, 2012—This week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Laughing gas for labor Searching for alien planets What Vanderbilt WON at the Liberty Bowl

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Big Bang or Big Bounce?

Apr. 5, 2011—There is a new dark-horse entry in the cosmological sweepstakes. In the last 50 years, the Big Bang theory has gradually become the standard scientific model for how the universe began and has been written into the grade school science textbooks. That is because it has done an amazing job of explaining many of the...

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