Astrophysics News


Detailed Cosmic Map to Reveal Dark Energy's Sway

DESI, a bold celestial mapmaking effort, will help unravel the mystery of the universe's accelerating expansion rate


Dark Emulator

A supercomputer infused with artificial intelligence hunts for the universe's "dark" components


Into the Unknown: Astrophysics Highlights

Researchers at Kavli astrophysics institutes explore regions of time and space that have so far resisted human understanding


"Beauty"-ful Physics

The Belle II experiment could help explain why there's anything at all


The "Stuff" of Astrophysics: Astrophysics Highlights

From the grossly familiar to the scarcely believable


The Highest-Energy Light Ever Recorded: Astrophysics Highlights

Ever-improving telescope technologies enable astrophysicists to peel back nature's layers, solving stubborn mysteries


Weather Forecast in Galaxy Clusters: Little Chance for Starmaking

Computer models predict the dynamics of galaxies, both inside their astrophysical borders and outside into their broader cosmic environments


Observing the Behavior of Galaxies, the Universe's "Animals": Astrophysics Highlights

Astronomers continue to gain new insight into the ways of galaxies, the most significant individual structures found in the cosmos


The Science of Exoplanets is Poised for Major Breakthroughs

TESS is discovering the best candidate worlds for detailed follow-up by future telescopes, which will scour these realms for signs of life


A Pipeline of Discovery: Astrophysics Highlights

New discoveries roll in, while even newer ones look to be just around the bend