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Project Minerva: The hits keep on coming!


Project Minerva co-investigator and former student-mentor of mine, Prof. Nate McCrady, recently won a large grant from NASA's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). w00t!! The funds will be used to pay for student and staff salaries at U. Montana to work on the project, and to purchase one of the four Minerva telescopes. 
From NPR:
NASA recently awarded a 1.125 million dollar grant to researchers at the University of Montana to explore, among other things, whether there is life on other planets. 
UM will join with three other universities around the country to take part in "Project Minerva", which will use an array of four telescopes to research so-called "exoplanets". UM Associate Professor of Astrophysics, Nate McCrady, will lead the effort in Missoula. In this feature interview, McCrady talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the study of exoplanets - planets that orbit stars other than the sun.
Listen to the interview on the Montana NPR website, here.

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