Astrophysics News

07/13/2016

NASA Instrument to Use X-Rays to Map an Asteroid

The Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer will identify which elements are present on the asteroid and measure their abundance.

07/12/2016

Blue Is an Indicator of First Star's Supernova Explosion

The color of supernovae during a specific phase could be an indicator for detecting the oldest supernovae in the Universe.

07/06/2016

Lost Satellite Revealed Black Hole Stirring Cosmic Brew, Thwarting Star Formation

Before Hitomi Died, it Sent Back X-ray Data that Explain How Turbulent Motions May Prevent Cooling of Hot Gas.

06/27/2016

Simulations Foresee Hordes of Colliding Black Holes in Observatory’s Future

Study examines genealogy of first detected mergers.

06/22/2016

Science movie supervised by Hirosi Ooguri wins Best Educational Production Award

Film visualizes superstring theory and was supervised by supervised by Kavli IPMU Principal Investigator Hirosi Ooguri.

06/16/2016

Scientists Detect Most Distant Signs of Oxygen in the Universe

Discovery provides a glimpse into what the universe was like in ancient times.

06/15/2016

For Second Time, LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves

Signal was produced by two black holes colliding 1.4 billion light years away.

06/08/2016

Scientists Observe Supermassive Black Hole Feeding on Cold Gas

Findings suggest two dining styles for black holes.

06/01/2016

9 SCIENTIFIC PIONEERS TO RECEIVE THE 2016 KAVLI PRIZES

This year’s laureates were selected for the direct detection of gravitational waves, the invention and realization of atomic force microscopy, and for the discovery of mechanisms that allow experience and neural activity to remodel brain function.

05/31/2016

SLAC’s New Computer Science Division Teams with Stanford to Tackle Data Onslaught

Partnership aims to meet the coming challenges of exascale computing, defined as a billion billion calculations per second.

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