Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
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.
President George W. Bush and his Science Advisor, Dr. John Marburger honored the first U.S. recipients of the Kavli Prize.