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OSIRIS REx Target on Asteroid Bennu Revealed, Next Step – Touch-and-Go in 2020

The OSIRIS-REx team announced today, the selection of two sites on asteroid Bennu that they will target for sample collection next year. The selection of the two spots nicknamed Nightingale...
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UCF Research Sails into Space for 5th Time in 2019

University of Central Florida research headed to space again this year, this time aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket launched from the company’s facility in West Texas on Wednesday. The...
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UCF Postdoctoral Researcher Detects Satellite Orbiting a Small Body in Solar System

A University of Central Florida postdoctoral scholar has detected hints of a satellite orbiting an object beyond Neptune. Estela Fernandez-Valenzuela, a postdoctoral research associate at UCF’s Florida Space Institute, was the...
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OSIRIS-REx Team Offers Insight into Asteroid Bennu Activity in New Science Article

Wild temperature fluctuations, dehydration of clay minerals and impacts on the surface of asteroid Bennu could all be reasons why the asteroid is ejecting particles into space. The team leading...
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UCF Researchers Work to Design Zero-Emission Fuel Sources

University of Central Florida researchers are working to improve energy sources for zero-emission, electric vehicles that are an environmentally friendly alternative to combustion engines. In some of their latest work,...
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NASA Funds UCF Research for New Power Systems on Space Missions

NASA has turned to UCF to develop a new way of powering and heating spacecraft when they are far from the sun and solar energy isn’t practical. UCF was one of...
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A Guide to UCF Fall 2019 Commencement

Graduation is scheduled for December 13 and 14, for information about cap and gown distribution, ticket information, list of speakers, parking information, and viewing options, please visit here.
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UCF and imec Developing Sensor to Detect Fires Remotely

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is turning to the University of Central Florida to develop new technology to help keep first responders safe during potentially toxic fires. It’s doing...
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UCF Researchers Offer Cybersecurity Tips for the Holidays

With the holiday season approaching, and Black Friday and Cyber Monday some of the busiest shopping days of the year, University of Central Florida cybersecurity researchers are offering tips for keeping privacy...
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UCF Wins National Competition to Make Driving Safer

The University of Central Florida has won a national competition to make driving safer, beating out more than 50 other teams, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced today. “UCF’s Smart and...
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