Astrophysics News


Galaxy Cluster Environment Not Dictated By Its Mass Alone

The connection between a galaxy cluster and surrounding dark matter is characterized by the mass of clusters and their formation history.


Record-Shattering Cosmic Blast Could Help Crack the Case of Extreme Supernova Explosions

Exploding star is 200 times more powerful than a typical supernovae


Most Distant Massive Galaxy Cluster Identified

Formed in the first 4 billion years of the universe, cluster is 1,000 times more massive than the Milky Way.


MOU between Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe and The Institute of Statistical Mathematics broadens research collaboration

Scientific research into the origin of the universe has been enhanced through a new partnership.


Stellar Revelations

UCSB physicists and colleagues discover strong magnetic fields in the cores of many pulsating stars.


Powerful Outflows from Supermassive Black Holes in the Early Universe

Resolving the gas flow around high redshift quasars.


Stanford astronomers observe the birth of an alien planet

The newly found 'protoplanet' is 450 light years away, but observing how it collects matter and grows could answer some of the biggest questions concerning how our solar system formed.


Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey - One Year Into The Survey

An ambitious three-year study dedicated to imaging young Jupiters has already been highly successful.


New Ultra-Sensitive instrument Aims to Detect Hints of Elusive Dark Matter Particles

New XENON1T instrument designed to search for dark matter with unprecedented sensitivity.


New Exoplanet in Our Neighborhood

Though likely uninhabitable, planet is rocky, Earth-sized, and near enough for study of its atmosphere.