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Cornell linked to three 51 Pegasi b astronomy postdocsCornell will have connections to three of this year’s eight winners of 51 Pegasi b Fellowships in Planetary Astronomy. Two are coming to Ithaca for three years of postdoctoral work; another is a recent Cornell graduate.
New method predicts which black holes escape their galaxiesShoot a rifle, and the recoil might knock you backward. Merge two black holes in a binary system, and the loss of momentum gives a similar recoil -- a “kick” -- to the merged black hole.
Video game experience or gender may improve VR learning, study findsStudents who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated and hands-on methods, a new Cornell study has found.
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The Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science (CCAPS) was founded in 1959 as the Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, by Cornell professor Thomas Gold (1920-2004). Renamed in 2015, CCAPS fosters cooperative research among astronomers, engineers, geologists and other researchers with specialties relevant to space sciences. Connected to and contained within the Department of Astronomy, CCAPS administers research grants and contracts across several Cornell Departments.