Astrophysics News


Many Goals Outlined in Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey Are Met, Others Delayed by Unforeseen Constraints, New Report Says

Report highlights the first detection of gravitational waves and the discovery of distant Earth-like planets.


Fermi Researchers Explore New Ways of Searching for Dark Matter

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


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.


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.


Ancient Sky in the Eye

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


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.


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.


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.


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

Study examines genealogy of first detected mergers.


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.