Astrophysics News

03/28/2017

Stars Born in Winds from Supermassive Black Holes

ESO’s Very Large Telescope spots brand-new type of star formation

03/23/2017

Andromeda's Bright X-Ray Mystery Solved by NuSTAR

Mission has pinpointed an object responsible for the galaxy's high-energy radiation.

03/15/2017

Scientists Identify a Black Hole Choking on Stardust

Data suggest black holes swallow stellar debris in bursts.

03/13/2017

Hubble Dates Black Hole’s Last Big Meal

For the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, it's been a long time between dinners.

03/03/2017

MIT's Jacqueline Hewitt and HERA team given $6M boost to detect cosmic dawn

Funding will complete array and measure signals from universe’s first stars.

02/28/2017

First Public Data Release by the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program

Images are from the first 1.7 years of this massive "cosmic census," and contain 70 million galaxies and stars.

02/27/2017

New World-Leading Limit on Dark Matter Search from PICO Experiment

The new result is a factor of 17 improvement in the limit.

02/14/2017

The Heart of a Far-Off Star Beats For Its Planet

Scientists observe first planet-induced stellar pulsations.

 

02/14/2017

Self-Made Stars

Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets and bubbles.

02/13/2017

Scientists Make Huge Dataset of Nearby Stars Available to Public

Users can search database of 1,600 stars to find signs of new exoplanets.

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