An international team of researchers including Texas' Shingo Hirano has used a supercomputer simulation to recreate the formation of a massive black hole from supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang.
When it comes to the distant universe, even HST's vision can only go so far. A team of astronomers including UT's Rachael Livermore used clever thinking and a cosmic alignment from a gravitational lens to help HST see even farther.
UT Austin astronomer Trent Dupuy has shown what separates true stars from wannabes. Not in Hollywood, but in the whole universe. He presented his research in a news conference at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Austin.