Astrophysics News

10/30/2012

Actor Alan Alda Visits SLAC to Discuss Communicating Science to the Public

Alan Alda visited SLAC as part of a two-day workshop on communicating science hosted by the Kavli Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysics (KIPAC).

10/03/2012

University of Tokyo Honors Kavli Foundation and Nissin with Shokumon Awards

The Kavli Foundation was presented the “Shokumon Award” by the University of Tokyo.

09/29/2012

First Evidence that Yellow Supergiant Became Supernova

Researchers find evidence that the yellow supergiant star found at the location of supernova SN 2011dh was its progenitor.

09/21/2012

Hubble Goes to the eXtreme to Assemble Farthest Ever View of the Universe

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field image of a small area of space in the constellation Fornax contains about 5,500 galaxies.

09/18/2012

First Images from the Dark Energy Camera Help SLAC-Stanford Astrophysicists Seek the Invisible

When the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) opened its giant eye last week more than 120 members of the DES eagerly awaited the first snapshots. 

09/17/2012

World’s Most Powerful Digital Camera Opens Eye, Records First Images In Hunt For Dark Energy

Scientists in the international Dark Energy Survey collaboration announced this week that the Dark Energy Camera has achieved first light.

09/05/2012

First Stars, Galaxies Formed More Rapidly Than Expected

New data finds the period when the first stars and galaxies formed was shorter than theorists speculated — and that it ended early.

08/15/2012

Most Massive and Luminous Galaxy Cluster Identified

As vast as the Milky Way may seem, our sprawling galaxy is but a speck next to the largest structures in the universe: galaxy clusters

08/15/2012

Phoenix Cluster Sets Record Pace at Forming Stars

Astronomers have found an extraordinary galaxy cluster -- one of the largest objects in the Universe -- that is breaking several important cosmic records.

08/15/2012

Phoenix Cluster Sets Record Pace for Creating Stars

Astronomers have found an extraordinary galaxy cluster — one of the largest objects in the universe — that is breaking several important cosmic records.

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