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NASA Selects the Arcus X-Ray Mission for Phase A Study

NASA has announced that the Arcus X-ray mission concept has been selected for a "Phase A" study as part of the $250 million Medium-Class Explorer (MIDEX) program.

Abdu Zoghbi awarded a 2017 Rackham Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award

Ten awards are made annually, across all schools and units in the University.

The University of Michigan Department of Astronomy may have established one of the first research observatories in the Midwest more than 150 years ago, but more than anything, it’s a young and vibrant department. That’s because we’ve spent the last decade hiring exceptional faculty, investing in high-profile facilities, and restructuring our curriculum — all to propel our graduates into the top ranks of the field. We invite you to explore our website or download our graduate viewbook, "The Full Spectrum" to learn more.

The Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics (MIRA) was launched in 2014 to leverage astrophysics expertise from across the university and advance the field through themed conferences, collaborative research and related efforts. Learn more.