UC astronauts

3 UC alums in NASA’s Class of 2017 launch extraordinary careers

The new astronaut candidates head to Johnson Space Center to prepare to fulfill their lifelong dreams.

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UC Santa Cruz alumna blasts into Time 100 list

Natalie Batalha's team has discovered nearly 4,000 planets in the cosmos, some of which may support life.

UC Davis Synestia

Something new in the stars

There's a new type of planetary object in town — a synestia.

UCLA refueling depot

Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars

2016 Grad Slam finalist Gary Li is part of an international team planning a space highway.

UC Santa Barbara cosmic web

UC astronomers measure the 'cosmic web'

The data validates preexisting theories about how cosmic structures form.

UC Irvine rocket

The first university to launch a rocket into space

UC Irvine aims to reach the stars with a $1M gift.

UC Berkeley cosmic dawn

$5.8 million grant helps expand radio telescope to study ‘cosmic dawn’

Moore Foundation funding will boost study of epoch after first stars formed in the universe.

UC San Diego Trappist

UC San Diego astrophysicists contribute to major planet discovery

Discovery of seven new planets that could contain life is a breakthrough in space.

UC San Diego nuclear explosion

First nuclear explosion helps test theory of moon's formation

Nuclear fallout and lunar samples are similar enough to suggest an impact could have created our moon.

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The most viral UC research of 2016

UC research comprised 14 of the 100 journal articles that got the most media attention in 2016. Take a look at what got the world talking.