Astrophysics News

03/13/2017

Hubble Dates Black Hole’s Last Big Meal

For the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, it's been a long time between dinners.

03/03/2017

MIT's Jacqueline Hewitt and HERA team given $6M boost to detect cosmic dawn

Funding will complete array and measure signals from universe’s first stars.

02/28/2017

First Public Data Release by the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program

Images are from the first 1.7 years of this massive "cosmic census," and contain 70 million galaxies and stars.

02/27/2017

New World-Leading Limit on Dark Matter Search from PICO Experiment

The new result is a factor of 17 improvement in the limit.

02/14/2017

The Heart of a Far-Off Star Beats For Its Planet

Scientists observe first planet-induced stellar pulsations.

 

02/14/2017

Self-Made Stars

Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets and bubbles.

02/13/2017

Scientists Make Huge Dataset of Nearby Stars Available to Public

Users can search database of 1,600 stars to find signs of new exoplanets.

02/13/2017

Next-Gen Dark Matter Detector in a Race to Finish Line

Berkeley Lab is leading the construction of a mile-deep experiment that seeks to solve a science mystery

02/06/2017

Stars Align In Test Supporting “Spooky Action at a Distance”

Physicists address loophole in tests of Bell’s inequality, using 600-year-old starlight.

01/26/2017

Faster-Than-Expected Expansion of the Universe Supported by Results from Cosmic Lensing Research

An international team of astronomers make an independent measurement of how fast the Universe is expanding.

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