Astrophysics News

10/31/2016

Retracing the Origins of a Massive, Multi-Ring Crater

Scientists reconstruct first hours after a giant impact created one of the largest craters on the moon.

10/26/2016

ESO’s VLT Detects Unexpected Giant Glowing Halos around Distant Quasars

The halos are far more common than expected and consist of relatively cold intergalactic gas.

10/26/2016

Australian Desert Telescope Views Sky in Radio Technicolour

‘GLEAM’ survey has produced a catalogue of 300,000 galaxies.

10/19/2016

Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet

"Planet Nine” may be the reason that the solar system’s planets orbit at a six-degree angle with respect to the Sun.

10/05/2016

NASA’s TESS Mission Will Provide Exciting Exoplanet Targets for Years to Come

NASA’s upcoming Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will look at the brightest stars in our solar neighborhood.

10/05/2016

XJ1417+52: X-ray Telescopes Find Evidence for Wandering Black Hole

Astronomers have discovered an extremely luminous, variable X-ray source located outside the center of its parent galaxy.

10/05/2016

Detonating White Dwarfs as Supernovae

Model describes how dead stars called white dwarfs could detonate.

09/26/2016

Construction of World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Moves Forward

Latest approval step paves the way for underground experiment’s startup in 2020.

09/17/2016

Black Hole Hidden Within Its Own Exhaust

A black hole at the center of a galaxy named NGC 1068 is actually the source of its own dusty torus of dust and gas.

09/14/2016

HERA, the ‘Cosmic Dawn’ Telescope, Receives Major NSF Support

A $9.5-million grant will expand HERA, a multinational experiment to study how primordial galaxies forever changed the very early universe.

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