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Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Afternoon shadows shed new light on photograph that kissed World War II goodbye

For the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a team of astronomers from Texas State University has applied its unique brand of celestial sleuthing to the iconic image.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Texas State astronomer says meteor show was 7,000 miles long

A Texas State forensic astronomer and his research partner say a great meteor procession from 100 years ago was 1,000 miles longer than previously thought.

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The iceberg’s accomplice: Did the moon sink the Titanic?

Texas State University's team of "celestial sleuths" is suggesting in an article to be published next month that an unusually strong "spring tide" a few months earlier may have caused the massive iceberg field that doomed the...

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Texas State researchers ID meteor storm in Whitman poem

Texas State researchers recently identified a mysterious meteor appearance from a poem in Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass," using a painting by Frederic Church as a clue.