Astrophysics News


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.


Supermassive Black Hole Wind Can Stop New Stars From Forming

New class of galaxies with supermassive black hole winds energetic enough to suppress star formation.


White House Announces National Microbiome Initiative

Public-private initiative aims foster the integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems.


American Society for Microbiology Launches the Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge In Partnership with Two Leading Scientific Societies

The $1-million science competition will support the development of scientific tools for investigating life on a microbial scale.


New Test By Deepest Galaxy Map Finds Einstein’s Theory Stands True

Researchers have made a 3D map of 3000 galaxies 13 billion light years from Earth.


Experiment Probes Nature of Space and Time

Scientists listen for 'holographic noise" at the universe's smallest scale.


SLAC Researchers Recreate the Extreme Universe in the Lab

Three recent studies reveal details about meteor impacts, giant planets and cosmic particle accelerators.


Dwarf Dark Galaxy Hidden in ALMA Gravitational Lens Image

Discovery paves the way for ALMA to find many more such objects and could help astronomers study the nature of dark matter.


Magnetar Could Have Boosted Explosion of Extremely Bright Supernova

Kavli IPMU model could help explain the evolution of stars in the Universe.


3 Questions: The origin of the cosmos’ heaviest elements

An ancient dwarf galaxy may hold the key to unlocking a 60-year-old chemical mystery.