Astrophysics News

03/19/2018

Scientists Detect Radio Echoes of a Black Hole Feeding on a Star

Signals suggest black hole emits a jet of energy proportional to the stellar material it gobbles up.​

03/16/2018

Introducing "Hoptunes", a New Class of Exoplanets that Could Help Solve the Mystery of Worlds in Scorching Orbits

The processes that bring about "Hoptunes" likely extend to the rise of hot, Jupiter-like gas giants, too, pointing to a shared origin.

02/22/2018

Rare First Moment of Stellar Explosion Captured by Amateur Astronomer

Observation has helped an international team of researchers validate theoretical predictions about the such stellar explosions.

02/15/2018

45-Year-Old Telescope Gets a Makeover to Demystify Dark Energy

Installation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument begins at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.​

02/01/2018

Modeling the Universe

MIT's Mark Vogelsberger and an international astrophysics team have created a new model pointing to black holes’ role in galaxy formation.​

01/11/2018

High-resolution X-ray Gratings Enable State-of-the-Art Spectrometer

Tech will enable future x-ray missions to detect high-energy astrophysical sources such as black hole winds and hot gas in the cosmic web.​

01/11/2018

Citizen Scientists Discover Five Tightly Packed Exoplanets

The planetary system’s dense configuration gives clues to its formation.​

01/11/2018

Dark Energy Survey Publicly Releases First Three Years of Data

Also announces  discovery  of eleven stellar streams, evidence of small galaxies being eaten by the Milky Way.

01/11/2018

Earliest Galaxies in the Universe’s History Spun Like the Milky Way

With a telescope, scientists have for the first time identified normal star-forming galaxies at a very early stage in cosmic history.

01/05/2018

Using GAIA to Detect Low Frequency Gravitational Waves

Cambridge astronomers have made the first investigation of the sensitivity of the GAIA satellite to ultra-low frequency gravitational waves.​

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