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Picture Rocks Observatory and Astrobiology Research Center is a non-profit organization determined and committed in doing research on life in the universe and cataclysmic variables. Data used for the research is collected at McDonald Observatory, fellow astronomers, and soon---from this research facility itself. The organization goal is to make leaps and bounds in the astronomy, physics, and other science fields in hopes to not only get others interested, but to understand the workings of universe.
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“Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.”

– Christa McAuliffe

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IT IS HERE & READY - MCV CATALOG

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Space Station Mold Radiation Survival
With an interview by Paul Mason (Director of Picture Rocks Observatory)
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Mcdonald observatory

McDonald Observatory, a research unit of The University of Texas at Austin, is one of the world's leading centers for astronomical research, teaching, and public education and outreach.

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sciencemag

Offer some background about our organization, our publications, and the people behind Science.

The facts about Science and its publisher, AAAS, the science society.

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VLA

VLA stands for the Very Large Array. It is one of the world's largest astronomical radio observations at the Plains of San Agustin at New Mexico. It consist of 27 radio antennas in Y-shape configuration.

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TESS

TESS, or Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite in an MIT-led and is run by MIT and Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Each Tess data, before release, is calibrated.

MAGNETIC CATACLYSMIC VARIABLES (CVs)
What is a Magnetic CV? Magnetic cataclysmic variables (CVs) are binary star systems that contain a white dwarf with a magnetic field that is strong enough to control the accretion flow from a late type Roche-lobe secondary.
The catalog is opened for all astronomers. For ideas, errors found, or knowledge of other MCVs, you can contact us.
CLICK HERE FOR CATALOG