The semi-annual issue of Research and Creative Activity magazine, published by the IU Office of the Vice President for Research, is now online. The theme is space exploration.
Read about IU connections to NASA’s search for extraterrestrial life; floating rats at the International Space Station, re-creating a “Mini Bang;” dwarf galaxies and star clusters. And be sure to read writer Erika Knudson’s story about IU astronomer Stuart Mufson and colleagues, and their efforts, along with an international team of researchers, to develop a prototype for a satellite observatory called SNAP (SuperNova/Acceleration Probe) which might someday unlock the secrets of the accelerating universe.
(And who knew Knudson, as a fourth-grader, was an extra in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind?)