Astrophysics News


Experiment Probes Nature of Space and Time

Scientists listen for 'holographic noise" at the universe's smallest scale.


SLAC Researchers Recreate the Extreme Universe in the Lab

Three recent studies reveal details about meteor impacts, giant planets and cosmic particle accelerators.


Dwarf Dark Galaxy Hidden in ALMA Gravitational Lens Image

Discovery paves the way for ALMA to find many more such objects and could help astronomers study the nature of dark matter.


Magnetar Could Have Boosted Explosion of Extremely Bright Supernova

Kavli IPMU model could help explain the evolution of stars in the Universe.


3 Questions: The origin of the cosmos’ heaviest elements

An ancient dwarf galaxy may hold the key to unlocking a 60-year-old chemical mystery.


Subaru Telescope Takes Snapshot of Fast Radio Burst Host Galaxy

Until now, no one could explain what fast radio bursts were or where they came from.


New Satellite with Superior X-ray Vision Launched

‘Hitomi’ spacecraft to enable unprecedented views of the violent universe


LIGO-India Gets Green Light

The project will expand the international network of gravitational wave detectors.


Scientists Make First Direct Detection of Gravitational Waves

LIGO signal reveals first observation of two massive black holes colliding, proves Einstein right.


South Pole's Next Generation of Discovery

UChicago, Argonne, and Fermilab collaborate on telescope's new ultra-sensitive camera