NASA funds Florida Tech associate professor for extragalactic researchJune 11, 2007
MELBOURNE, Fla.--Eric Perlman, Florida Tech associate professor of physics and space sciences, has earned $490,400 in funding over three years from NASA's Long-term Space Astrophysics grant program. The program supports long-term research projects in astronomy and astrophysics.
Perlman will conduct observational and theoretical work on jets, which are energetic outflows from the centers of some bright galaxies. They emerge typically from the regions immediately surrounding the central black hole, with a velocity nearly equal to the speed of light. His project title is, "Probing the Basic Physics of Extragalactic Jets."
"The jets are the largest, most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. They accelerate particles to energies many thousands of times greater than any particle accelerator here on Earth," said Perlman. His work will access the Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, as well as other telescopes. Work will go on at Florida Tech and at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
"There is much we don't know about jets, including their basic matter content, structure and the mechanisms that govern their dynamics and the emissions we see," Perlman added. Perlman's work may further understanding of the origin of cosmic rays, often created by jets and active galaxies, and which impact astronauts and satellites.
Florida Institute of Technology
Related Hubble Space Telescope Articles:
For the first time, astronomers have used a novel method to determine the mass of a type of star known as a 'white dwarf' -- the shrunken corpse of a dead star that used to be like our sun.
At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the acoustic and vibration portions of environmental testing on the telescope.
With the discovery of seven earth-sized planets around the TRAPPIST-1 star 40 light years away, astronomers are looking to the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to help us find out if any of these planets could possibly support life.
Testing on the James Webb Space Telescope successfully resumed last week at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Md.
A new concept in space telescope design uses a modular structure and an assembly robot to build an extremely large telescope in space, performing tasks in which astronaut fatigue would be a problem.
With surgical precision, two dozen engineers and technicians successfully installed the package of science instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope into the telescope structure.
NASA engineers recently unveiled the giant golden mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope as part of the integration and testing of the infrared telescope.
Combining an orbiting radio telescope with telescopes on Earth made a system capable of the highest resolution of any observation ever made in astronomy.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope just got a little closer to launch with the completion of cryogenic testing on its science cameras and spectrographs and the installation of the final flight mirrors.
The sole secondary mirror that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was installed onto the telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on March 3, 2016.
Related Hubble Space Telescope Reading:
The Hubble Cosmos: 25 Years of New Vistas in Space
by David H. Devorkin (Author), Robert W. Smith (Author), Robert P. Kirshner (Foreword)
To celebrate NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and its 25 years of accomplishments, let The Hubble Cosmos fill your mind with big ideas, brilliant imagery, and a new understanding of the universe in which we live. Relive key moments in the monumental Hubble story, from launch through major new instrumentation to the promise of discoveries to come. With more than 150 photographs including Hubble All-Stars—the most famous of all the noteworthy images—The Hubble Cosmos shows how this telescope is revolutionizing our understanding of the universe. View Details
Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images
by Terence Dickinson (Author)
Praise for the first edition:
"Superbly well produced. Any engagement with this 'cosmic portfolio,' from picture gazing to deep reading, is grandly rewarded."
[starred review] "The book's precise descriptions and captions brilliantly complement the 300 full-color Hubble images . . . this is an amazing book . . . outstanding."
"A treasure map to the majesty of our universe."
"A reminder that the finest telescope in space might also be the greatest camera ever... View Details
NASA Hubble Space Telescope - 1990 onwards (including all upgrades): An insight into the history, development, collaboration, construction and role of space telescope (Owners' Workshop Manual)
by David Baker (Author)
The Hubble Space Telescope is an international venture primarily between the USA and Europe. More than any other space project, Hubble has encouraged an expanding interest in popular astronomy. With stunning views of the cosmos, it has inspired a new generation of enthusiasts to study the night sky through simple telescopes or in books. As such it has linked space technology with popular interest in astronomy and has thrilled specialists and the lay public alike.View Details
Hubble Space Telescope 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar by Wyman, Science Space Technology
by Inc. BrownTrout Publishers (Author), BrownTrout Publishers Editing Team (Editor), BrownTrout Publishers Design Team (Editor)
Hubble Space Telescope 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar by Wyman, Science Space Technology View Details
Expanding Universe: Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope
by Owen Edwards (Contributor), Zoltan Levay (Contributor)
Time, space, and a telescope: Hubble’s most magnificent images
With investigations into everything from black holes to exoplanets, the Hubble Telescope has changed not only the face of astronomy, but also our very sense of being in the universe. On the 25th anniversary of its launch into low-earth orbit, TASCHEN celebrates its most breathtaking deep space images both as scientific feats and as photographic masterpieces.
Ultra high-resolution and taken with almost no background... View Details
Hubble Space Telescope: Photographing the Universe (Xtreme Spacecraft)
by John Hamilton (Author)
Simple text and "out-of-this-world" photography introduce readers to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and its mission to photograph the wonders of the universe, far above the atmosphere of Earth. Important details covered include the space observatory's planning and engineering, its launch, its scientific discoveries, and how its images have changed our perception of the cosmos. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. View Details
Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe
by Mark Voit (Author)
Colorful and awe-inspiring poster-size photographs of emerging star, nebulae, and other astronomical marvels highlight an exploration of the impact that the Hubble Space Telescope has had on scientific study and general appreciation of the wonders of the skies. Original. View Details
Hubble Space Calendar - Hubble Space Telescope Calendar - Calendars 2018-2019 Wall Calendars - Spaced Out 16 Month Wall Calendar by Avonside
by MegaCalendars (Author)
Gaze in wonder at the never-before-seen views from the Hubble Space Telescope in the Spaced Out Wall Calendar 2019. This calendar is sure to delight the novice astronomer in your life. Each month features a new image atop a spacious calendar grid with room to record birthdays, anniversaries, and other important events in your daily life. View Details
The Hubble Space Telescope (Space Tech)
by Blake Hoena (Author)
The Hubble Space Telescope is a lens for discovering the hidden secrets of outer space. The tool has zoomed in on unknown galaxies! This book gives young readers a close-up of the Hubble Space Telescope, showing off its mirrors, cameras, solar panels, and more.View Details
The Hubble Space Telescope: From Concept to Success (Springer Praxis Books)
by David J. Shayler (Author), David M. Harland (Author)
The highly successful Hubble Space Telescope was meant to change our view and understanding of the universe. Within weeks of its launch in 1990, however, the space community was shocked to find out that the primary mirror of the telescope was flawed. It was only the skills of scientists and engineers on the ground and the daring talents of astronauts sent to service the telescope in December 1993 that saved the mission.
For over two decades NASA had developed the capabilities to service a payload in orbit. This involved numerous studies and the creation of a ground-based... View Details