Astrophysics News

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.

08/25/2016

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

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

08/16/2016

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.

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