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Scientists on a planetary-heat-seeking mission have detected the first infrared light from a super-Eart, revealing a searing planet.
The mission finds more than 200 supermassive black holes called " blazars" and has the potential to find thousands more.
An unprecedented survey of gravitationally lensed quasars provides strong evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.
Analysis of data from the 10-meter South Pole Telescope is providing new support for the most widely accepted explanation of dark energy — the source of the mysterious force that is responsible for the accelerating expansion of the universe.
For the first time, researchers at MIT and elsewhere have detected all phases of thermonuclear burning in a neutron star.
For every typical star in our galaxy, there may be up to 100,000 “nomad planets” not tied to any solar system.
Images produced by the Planck satellite have revealed an enormous cloud of electrons traveling near the speed of light in the heart of our Galaxy, the Milky Way.
The National Academy of Sciences' Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium program has entered into a new partnership with Israel.
The Univeristy of Tokyo has joined the Kavli family with the Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU).
Thanks to the presence of a natural "zoom lens" in space, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope got a uniquely close-up look at the brightest "magnified" galaxy yet discovered.