Astrophysics News


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.


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.


Cosmic Neighbors Inhibit Star Formation, Even in the Early-Universe

SpARCS collaboration has discovered four of the most distant clusters of galaxies ever found.


Many Goals Outlined in Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey Are Met, Others Delayed by Unforeseen Constraints, New Report Says

Report highlights the first detection of gravitational waves and the discovery of distant Earth-like planets.


Fermi Researchers Explore New Ways of Searching for Dark Matter

Three studies expand the hunt for unexplained cosmic gamma-ray signals.


3-D Galaxy-mapping Project Enters Construction Phase

DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, will measure light from 35M galaxies to provide new clues about dark energy.


Investigating the Neutrino Mass Scale With The Ultra-Low Background KamLAND-Zen Detector

The KamLAND-Zen experiment succeeded in dramatically improving the neutrinoless decay search limit.


Ancient Sky in the Eye

New data showed a rare gravitational lensing effect that offers an opportunity explore the fundamental physics of galaxies


NASA Instrument to Use X-Rays to Map an Asteroid

The Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer will identify which elements are present on the asteroid and measure their abundance.


Blue Is an Indicator of First Star's Supernova Explosion

The color of supernovae during a specific phase could be an indicator for detecting the oldest supernovae in the Universe.