Astrophysics News


Hubble Dates Black Hole’s Last Big Meal

For the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, it's been a long time between dinners.


MIT's Jacqueline Hewitt and HERA team given $6M boost to detect cosmic dawn

Funding will complete array and measure signals from universe’s first stars.


First Public Data Release by the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program

Images are from the first 1.7 years of this massive "cosmic census," and contain 70 million galaxies and stars.


New World-Leading Limit on Dark Matter Search from PICO Experiment

The new result is a factor of 17 improvement in the limit.


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.