Astrophysics News

11/16/2016

Pluto’s Icy, Slushy Heart

Data from New Horizons mission suggest a water-ice ocean lies beneath Pluto’s heart-shaped basin.

11/02/2016

Cosmic Connection

KITP’s Greg Huber worked with nuclear physicists to confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars.

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.

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