Astrophysics News


NASA's TESS Rounds Up its First Planets, Snares Far-flung Supernovae

The new discoveries show that TESS is delivering on its goal of discovering planets around nearby bright stars.​


LIGO and Virgo Announce Four New Detections

The observatories are also releasing their first catalog of gravitational-wave events.​


Gravitational Waves Could Soon Provide Measure of Universe’s Expansion

UChicago study: New LIGO readings could improve disputed measurement within 5-10 years​


Missing Gamma-Ray Blobs Shed New Light on Dark Matter, Cosmic Magnetism

Astrophysicists use a catalog of extended gamma-ray sources spotted by Fermi spacecraft to home in on mysterious properties of deep space.​​


Caltech Professor Hirosi Ooguri Appointed New Director of Kavli IPMU

Ooguri began serving as the Director on October 15, assuming leadership of one of Japan’s most renowned research institutions.​


Luminous Blue Variable Star

New, three-dimensional simulations reveal the inner workings of one of the universe’s most mysterious stars.​


Cosmological Constraints from the First-Year Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey

The team has made and analyzed the deepest wide-field map of the 3D distribution of matter in the Universe.​


Software Finds the Best Way to Stick a Mars Landing

Program users can tinker with landing and path planning scenarios to identify optimal landing sites for Mars rovers.​


Gravitational Waves Provide Dose of Reality About Extra Dimensions

No evidence for extra spatial dimensions, UChicago scientists say.​


NASA’s TESS Shares First Science Image in Hunt to Find New Worlds

This “first light” science image captures a wealth of stars and other objects, including systems previously known to have exoplanets.​