Astrophysics News

01/06/2017

Twin Wins For Planetary Exploration

In banner day for planetary science, NASA selects Psyche and Lucy as new Discovery missions.

01/05/2017

Research Reinforces Role of Supernovae in Clocking the Universe

The findings support a widely held theory that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

12/22/2016

Revealing the Orbital Shape Distributions of Exoplanets with China’s LAMOST Telescope

An analysis of approximately 700 exoplanets demonstrates that circular orbits are the norm rather than the exception.

12/12/2016

A New Light on Stellar Death

An international group of astronomers illuminates the role rapidly spinning black holes play in tidal disruption events.

11/30/2016

LIGO Back Online, Ready For More Discoveries

Upgrades make detectors more sensitive to gravitational waves.

11/22/2016

Stellar Simulators

Astrophysicists at KITP will use a supercomputer to explore the driving forces behind mass loss in massive stars.

11/22/2016

Record-breaking Faint Satellite Galaxy of the Milky Way Discovered

An international team led by researchers from Tohoku University has found an extremely faint dwarf satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

11/16/2016

Pluto’s Icy, Slushy Heart

Data from New Horizons mission suggest a water-ice ocean lies beneath Pluto’s heart-shaped basin.

11/09/2016

Stanford Solar Physicist Unlocks Easier Way To Observe Peculiar Particles That Reveal the Inner Workings of the Sun

Researchers may have found a much easier and less expensive way to study elusive neutrinos.

11/02/2016

Cosmic Connection

KITP’s Greg Huber worked with nuclear physicists to confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars.

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