In The News: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 17, 2020

The Comet NEOWISE is expected to remain visible to the naked eye through Saturday. Following that, it will be visible with binoculars or a telescope until the end of July.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 13, 2020

This week is the best time to see a comet that won’t be visible again for 6,800 years.

BBC
June 22, 2020

If you’ve ever queued on a crowded walkway, sandwiched tightly between two strangers, and thought: ‘There must be a better way to board a plane’, here’s the good news: You’re right. The bad news? Most airlines simply don’t care.

The National Interest
June 1, 2020

While the planet has been on lockdown the last two months, a new space telescope called CHEOPS opened its eyes, took its first pictures of the heavens and is now open for business.

Yahoo!
May 27, 2020

While the planet has been on lockdown the last two months, a new space telescope called CHEOPS opened its eyes, took its first pictures of the heavens and is now open for business.

The Conversation
May 27, 2020

While the planet has been on lockdown the last two months, a new space telescope called CHEOPS opened its eyes, took its first pictures of the heavens and is now open for business.

KSNV-TV: News 3
May 26, 2020

A Wisconsin fire department's warning on social media about leaving sanitizer in a hot car is spreading around the nation.

The List
May 24, 2020

Phone, wallet, keys. And hand sanitizer; these are the things we take with us, no matter where we go during the pandemic (oh, and a face mask!). If you leave a bottle of hand sanitizer in your car, you aren't alone. After all, that way, this potentially life-saving product is always on hand (pun intended). But according to Yahoo, a lot of people believe that as summer months draw near and with rising temperatures, a hot car is an unsafe place to keep hand sanitizer.

NASA
May 14, 2020

Once you leave the majestic skies of Earth, the word “cloud” no longer means a white fluffy-looking structure that produces rain. Instead, clouds in the greater universe are clumpy areas of greater density than their surroundings.

Radio Television of Serbia
April 28, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on human lives and cause major economic hardship, scientists around the world are struggling to find vaccines against COVID-19. Among them is Michael Pravica, a professor of physics at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (UNLV).

Guardian Liberty Voice
April 27, 2020

University of Nevada, Las Vegas physics professor Michael Pravica may have found the answer to the COVID-19 vaccine through targeted x-rays.

DMARGE
April 24, 2020

We’ve all been there. We queue up to board our plane at the gate, wait for a few people to be turned back because their row number hasn’t been called and queue again getting onto the plane itself, waiting for passengers to have their ticket checked and then wrestle with their bags getting them into the overhead lockers.