Astrophysics News

08/12/2016

Fermi Researchers Explore New Ways of Searching for Dark Matter

Three studies expand the hunt for unexplained cosmic gamma-ray signals.

08/09/2016

3-D Galaxy-mapping Project Enters Construction Phase

DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, will measure light from 35M galaxies to provide new clues about dark energy.

08/09/2016

Investigating the Neutrino Mass Scale With The Ultra-Low Background KamLAND-Zen Detector

The KamLAND-Zen experiment succeeded in dramatically improving the neutrinoless decay search limit.

07/26/2016

Ancient Sky in the Eye

New data showed a rare gravitational lensing effect that offers an opportunity explore the fundamental physics of galaxies

07/13/2016

NASA Instrument to Use X-Rays to Map an Asteroid

The Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer will identify which elements are present on the asteroid and measure their abundance.

07/12/2016

Blue Is an Indicator of First Star's Supernova Explosion

The color of supernovae during a specific phase could be an indicator for detecting the oldest supernovae in the Universe.

07/06/2016

Lost Satellite Revealed Black Hole Stirring Cosmic Brew, Thwarting Star Formation

Before Hitomi Died, it Sent Back X-ray Data that Explain How Turbulent Motions May Prevent Cooling of Hot Gas.

06/27/2016

Simulations Foresee Hordes of Colliding Black Holes in Observatory’s Future

Study examines genealogy of first detected mergers.

06/22/2016

Science Movie Supervised By Hirosi Ooguri Wins Best Educational Production Award

Film visualizes superstring theory and was supervised by supervised by Kavli IPMU Principal Investigator Hirosi Ooguri.

06/16/2016

Scientists Detect Most Distant Signs of Oxygen in the Universe

Discovery provides a glimpse into what the universe was like in ancient times.

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