Astrophysics News

02/22/2018

Rare First Moment of Stellar Explosion Captured by Amateur Astronomer

Observation has helped an international team of researchers validate theoretical predictions about the such stellar explosions.

02/15/2018

45-Year-Old Telescope Gets a Makeover to Demystify Dark Energy

Installation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument begins at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.​

02/01/2018

Modeling the Universe

MIT's Mark Vogelsberger and an international astrophysics team have created a new model pointing to black holes’ role in galaxy formation.​

01/11/2018

High-resolution X-ray Gratings Enable State-of-the-Art Spectrometer

Tech will enable future x-ray missions to detect high-energy astrophysical sources such as black hole winds and hot gas in the cosmic web.​

01/11/2018

Citizen Scientists Discover Five Tightly Packed Exoplanets

The planetary system’s dense configuration gives clues to its formation.​

01/11/2018

Dark Energy Survey Publicly Releases First Three Years of Data

Also announces  discovery  of eleven stellar streams, evidence of small galaxies being eaten by the Milky Way.

01/11/2018

Earliest Galaxies in the Universe’s History Spun Like the Milky Way

With a telescope, scientists have for the first time identified normal star-forming galaxies at a very early stage in cosmic history.

01/05/2018

Using GAIA to Detect Low Frequency Gravitational Waves

Cambridge astronomers have made the first investigation of the sensitivity of the GAIA satellite to ultra-low frequency gravitational waves.​

12/14/2017

A New Window on the Universe

KITP hosts a rapid-response program to explore myriad new astrophysical insights from a double neutron star merger

12/06/2017

Scientists Observe Supermassive Black Hole in Infant Universe

Findings present a puzzle as to how such a huge object could have grown so quickly.

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