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In search of the ninth planet

A University of Michigan doctoral student has logged two pieces of evidence that may support the existence of a planet that could be part of our solar system, beyond Neptune.

- Morgan Sherburne

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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.

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The department hosts a variety of events. Academic Events are aimed at a scholarly audience (generally within the department, but other scholars are always welcome for particular topics of interest). Public Outreach events, such as telescope viewing nights and planetarium shows, are hosted for the general public — from newcomers to longtime astronomy enthusiasts. Selected upcoming events of both types are listed on this page. Additional details about the nature of these events and how to participate can be found throughout this section.