Jensen’s Research Supported by Space Telescope Institute

Adam Jensen, research associate for the Astronomy Department, received a $68,012 grant from the Space Telescope Institute, AURA, for his research on “Definitive ISM Abundances through Low-mass X-ray Binaries as Lighthouses.”

This research program will use 13 orbits of Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observing time along with archival data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory to better understand the composition of the interstellar dust in our galaxy. 

One HST observation was executed in June, with additional observations to follow this fall.  The project is funded through May 31, 2012.