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  • "Big Bang" Baby

    Astronomers detect galaxy that could have been first to form

    Astronomers using the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), which is operated jointly by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, have... More

  • Summer Scholars

    UMass students test their research chops on farms, food and fields

    Thirty-eight undergraduate students this summer worked in labs, farms, orchards, and tree-lined streets in Springfield as part of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food... More

  • It Takes A Planet

    Astronomers train “Earth-sized” telescope on our galactic center

    For five days recently, telescopes around the world—including UMass’s own Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT)—focused upon a supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy. The black hole in... More

  • Water, Desert, and Salt

    UMass Amherst researchers tackle an Atacama Salar mystery

    The Atacama Desert in Chile is the driest non-polar desert in the world. Rain gauges have stood in the desert for seventy years but never caught a drop of rain. Here, the ambient temperature gets so... More