Astrophysics News

11/22/2017

18-Month Twinkle in a Forming Star Suggests the Existence of a Very Young Planet

Discovery made possible by a leap in submillimetre radio astronomy technology, comparable to viewing videos instead of photos.

11/13/2017

Inauguration of Next-generation Neutrino Science Organization for the Hyper-Kamiokande Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Experiment

Japan launches an organization to develop the world's biggest neutrino particle detector.​

11/08/2017

A Star That Would Not Die

UCSB astrophysicists and LCO astronomers study a supernova that challenges known theories of how certain stars end their lives.​

10/27/2017

Scientists Detect Comets Outside Our Solar System

Team  of professional and citizen scientists identifies tails of comets streaking past a distant star.

10/17/2017

Stanford Experts on LIGO’s Binary Neutron Star Milestone

The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors have announced their first observation of a binary neutron star coalescence.​

10/17/2017

LIGO Announces Detection of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Neutron Stars

UChicago physicists calculate expansion rate of universe using breakthrough research.

10/16/2017

LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced By Colliding Neutron Stars

Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.

10/05/2017

Violent Helium Reaction on White Dwarf Surface Triggers Supernova Explosion

The research team identified a Type Ia supernova that had exploded only within a day before their observation. ​​

10/03/2017

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, Kip Thorne

Nobel Prize shared by 2017 Kavli Prize Winners in Astrophysics, Rainer  Weiss  and Kip Thorne.

09/28/2017

Observatory Detects Extragalactic Cosmic Rays Hitting the Earth

Finding is an important step to understanding origin of mysterious particles .

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