Astrophysics News

05/01/2017

Virtual Earth-Sized Telescope Aims to Capture First Image of a Black Hole

UChicago-led South Pole Telescope part of international effort to study event horizon.

04/26/2017

New Discoveries Fill the Gap of Quasar Color Selection

Discovery nearly doubles the number of high redshift quasars, a tool for studying cosmic evolution. 

04/24/2017

Another Potentially Habitable Extrasolar Planet Discovered

Some 40 light-years away, "super-Earth" identified as new target for atmospheric study.

04/12/2017

VLA, ALMA Team Up to Give First Look at Birthplaces of Most Current Stars

Astronomers have gotten their first look at exactly where most of today’s stars were born.

03/31/2017

Mysterious Cosmic Explosion Puzzles Astronomers

A flash of X-rays captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is unlike any scientists have seen before.

03/28/2017

Stars Born in Winds from Supermassive Black Holes

ESO’s Very Large Telescope spots brand-new type of star formation

03/23/2017

Andromeda's Bright X-Ray Mystery Solved by NuSTAR

Mission has pinpointed an object responsible for the galaxy's high-energy radiation.

03/15/2017

Scientists Identify a Black Hole Choking on Stardust

Data suggest black holes swallow stellar debris in bursts.

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.

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