Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
Researchers at the University of Chicago have devised a test to detect remnants of the radiation emitted at the earliest moments of the universe.
Gamma-ray bursts are thought to last mere seconds or a few short minutes. But new data shows at least some of them have much more staying power.
Kavli laureate Maarten Schmidt gave half of his $500,000 prize money to Caltech, establishing an endowed fund for innovative projects in astronomy.
South Pole Telescope team to search for gravity waves
Scientists are harnessing the cosmos as a scientific “instrument” in their quest to determine the makeup of the universe.
An MIT researcher and her colleagues have produced the first fully three-dimensional reconstruction of the remains of a star that exploded.
Four months into its mission, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered 12 never-before-seen pulsars and observed gamma-ray pulses from 18 others.
A study of galaxy clusters independently confirms that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace.
The two faintest star-like objects ever found have been spotted by a team led by MIT physicist Adam Burgasser.
Within a red plume of hydrogen gas a brilliant white spot forms. The spot expands and quickly explodes into an orange and red cloud.