Astrophysics News


The Heart of a Far-Off Star Beats For Its Planet

Scientists observe first planet-induced stellar pulsations.



Self-Made Stars

Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets and bubbles.


Scientists Make Huge Dataset of Nearby Stars Available to Public

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


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


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

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


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.


Rice to Host Visionary Kavli Meetings On Sensing

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


Twin Wins For Planetary Exploration

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


Research Reinforces Role of Supernovae in Clocking the Universe

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


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.