10
January
2018

Washington, DC—January 10, 2018. Using the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, a team from Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and other institutions today announced at the AAS meeting that mysterious bursts of radio emission, called Fast Radio Bursts (FRB), may be coming from near a giant black hole.

Fast Radio Bursts are a strong and very short flash of radio waves first identified in 2007 using archival data obtained in 2001. Interestingly, most of the bursts have not been observed again, with the exception of one. “FRB121102 was found to repeat and is the only known FRB source to do so”, noted Dr. Andrew Seymour, an Astronomer with USRA at Arecibo Observatory. “Even then, no pattern to the bursts have been identified, unlike with other radio phenomena, such as pulsars”, co...

USRA Features

RSS feed - USRA Features (opens in new window) View all headlines - USRA Features
December
12,
2017
Voice of America Reporter, George Putic, interviewed USRA's Ivona Cetinic at her laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The topic of the interview was "Seeing Microscopic Creatures from Space" and the
September
28,
2017
Kudos to USRA's Brian Monroe working at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for his recognition by Air and Space Magazine. The publication recognized Brian's outstanding  contributions in science animations. Here is the link to
September
19,
2017
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD), and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) today announced the launch of The Saturn System Through the Eyes of Cassini, an interactive e-book, to
August
25,
2017
  Staff across USRA views the Great Solar Eclipse.  August 21, 2017. From Texas to Peurto Rico and beyond, USRA staff were caught in the excitement of the eclipse. The news media captured that excitement as well.  
How and When Did Saturn Get Those Magnificent Rings opens in new window
USRA's Ed Riveria -Valentin was interviewed by the Smithsonian . Read more at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/when-saturn-got-those-magnificent-rings-180963088/
03
May
2017
www.smithsonianmag.com
USRA's Gerrit Verschuur Interviewed by Radio host Joel Parkeropens in new window
You can hear the interview here: http://howonearthradio.org/archives/5924
14
Apr
2017
howonearthradio.org

USRA Recent Activities

RSS feed - USRA Recent Activities (opens in new window) View all headlines - USRA Recent Activities
March
16,
2017
The Comptroller of the State of Maryland, Peter Franchot, visited USRA on March 15, 2017. Dr. Jeffrey Isaacson, Preseident and CEO, USRA provided an overview of USRA's breadth of capabilities and then took the Comptroller and his entourage