Astrophysics News

06/05/2018

Stanford-led International Collaboration Discovered an Elusive Neutron Star

Two of the most powerful telescopes in the world worked together to find the faintest millisecond pulsar ever discovered. ​The collaboration between the Fermi Large Area Telescope and China’s FAST radio telescope was spearheaded by Stanford physicist Peter Michelson.​

05/22/2018

TESS Takes Initial Test Image

Exoplanet-seeking satellite developed by MIT swings by moon toward final orbit.​

05/09/2018

Ushering in the Next Phase of Exoplanet Discovery

Prof. Sara Seager previews a new era of discovery as a leader of the TESS mission, which is expected to find some 20,000 extrasolar planets.​

05/09/2018

Construction Begins on One of the World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiments

The SuperCDMS SNOLAB project, a multi-institutional effort led by SLAC, is expanding the hunt for dark matter.

05/03/2018

FAST's First Discovery of a Millisecond Pulsar

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), still under commissioning, reached another milestone.

04/23/2018

Study Finds Way to Use Quantum Entanglement to Study Black Holes

A team of researchers has found a relationship between quantum physics and thermodynamics.​

04/12/2018

TESS Readies for Takeoff

Satellite developed by MIT aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets, including at least 50 Earth-sized ones.​

04/11/2018

Dense Stellar Clusters May Foster Black Hole Megamergers

Black holes in these environments could combine repeatedly to form objects bigger than anything a single star could produce.​

04/09/2018

Brewing Up Earth’s Earliest Life

Large concentrations of sulfites and bisulfites in shallow lakes may have set the stage for Earth’s first biological molecules.​

04/02/2018

Farthest Star Ever Seen in the Universe Detected

Observation made possible because the star's brightness had been magnified by the gravity of a larger object in front of it.

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