Astrophysics News

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.

08/02/2012

Subaru Telescope Reveals 3D Structure of Supernovae

The new finding supports a clumpy 3D scenario of supernovae explosions rather than the widely accepted bipolar explosion scenario. It advances our understanding of how supernovae explode, a process that has been a persistent mystery.

08/01/2012

Stephan Meyer Earns Part of Another Gruber Prize

Meyer received a share of his second Gruber Cosmology Prize for his work as a member of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe.

07/25/2012

Orientation of a Multiplanet System is Very Similar to Our Own

Exoplanetary system, 10,000 light years away, has regularly aligned orbits similar to those in our solar system.

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