Astrophysics News

02/13/2017

Scientists Make Huge Dataset of Nearby Stars Available to Public

Users can search database of 1,600 stars to find signs of new exoplanets.

02/13/2017

Next-Gen Dark Matter Detector in a Race to Finish Line

Berkeley Lab is leading the construction of a mile-deep experiment that seeks to solve a science mystery

02/06/2017

Stars Align In Test Supporting “Spooky Action at a Distance”

Physicists address loophole in tests of Bell’s inequality, using 600-year-old starlight.

01/26/2017

Faster-Than-Expected Expansion of the Universe Supported by Results from Cosmic Lensing Research

An international team of astronomers make an independent measurement of how fast the Universe is expanding.

01/17/2017

Rice to Host Visionary Kavli Meetings On Sensing

Halas, Smalley-Curl Institute will organize ‘Grand Challenges’ meetings

01/06/2017

Twin Wins For Planetary Exploration

In banner day for planetary science, NASA selects Psyche and Lucy as new Discovery missions.

01/05/2017

Research Reinforces Role of Supernovae in Clocking the Universe

The findings support a widely held theory that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

12/22/2016

Revealing the Orbital Shape Distributions of Exoplanets with China’s LAMOST Telescope

An analysis of approximately 700 exoplanets demonstrates that circular orbits are the norm rather than the exception.

12/12/2016

A New Light on Stellar Death

An international group of astronomers illuminates the role rapidly spinning black holes play in tidal disruption events.

11/30/2016

LIGO Back Online, Ready For More Discoveries

Upgrades make detectors more sensitive to gravitational waves.

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