Astrophysics News


All Roads Lead to . . . Dark Matter? Astrophysics Highlights

The evidence for dark matter is as overwhelming as the direct searches for its constituent particles have been underwhelming—so far


Lights out!

Advancing the art of starlight suppression in space with the Roman Telescope


From Quanta to Galaxies: Astrophysics Highlights

Eking out better performance from a major cosmic observatory by dealing with the little things, literally


The Most Powerful Particles in the Universe

The Pierre Auger Observatory captures rare but unmistakable signals of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays


How the Universe Washes Over Us Earthlings: Astrophysics Highlights

Astrophysics is performed on objects we'll never physical encounter but that fortunately send light, particles, and waves our way


The Value of Finding What You Weren't Looking For: Astrophysics Highlights

Telescopes staring intently at the sky to capture phenomenon A often end up cataloguing B, C, and D, bringing in valuable, bonus data


A Startling Excess of Particle Detections by the XENON1T Could Point to New Physics

An experiment designed to smoke out dark matter may have stumbled upon an undiscovered particle or revealed a new property of neutrinos


Big name, big game from the Square Kilometer Array

Past and present members of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge, gear up the science for the largest radio telescope ever built


The Kavli Prize 2020

New laureates will be announced May 27


For Astrophysics, Uncertainty is an Ally: Astrophysics Highlights

A feature, not a bug, of scientific fields including astrophysics is that their "answers" are subject to change. Wait, what?