Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Faculty member is lead author of article suggesting change in massive star

John Martin, assistant professor of Astronomy/Physics at UIS, is the lead author of a paper to be published in the December issue of Astronomical Journal suggesting that the most massive star in our galaxy is about to undergo dramatic change. Martin is part of a team that spent the past eight years monitoring the star Eta Carinae using the Hubble Space Telescope. They believe that the star's accelerating brightness heralds an impending change of great significance. Read more>>

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