The Paisano

Near orbit

McDonald Observatory. Photo courtesy of Aldo Sepulveda

Ray Hagimoto

December 6, 2017

Student researcher sets his sight on the stars. A single email has the power to drastically change the course of one’s career. Junior undergraduate physics major Aldo Sepulveda discovered just how much an email can change one’s life when he was accepted into the University of Texas at Austin’...

UTSA science professors react to NASA announcement

Jeremiah Hobbs

March 2, 2017

NASA announced on Feb. 22 the discovery of Seven Earth-like planets orbiting a star called Trappist-1, with three existing in the habitable zone—meaning liquid water can cool on the planet’s surface. UTSA Physics & Astronomy Associate Professor Dr. Chris Packham said of the discovery, “It’...