Astrophysics News


X-ray Data May Be First Evidence of a Star Devouring a Planet

New data may explain star’s mysterious dimming.


Rogue Neutrino Likely Came From Supermassive Black Hole, Scientists Say

UChicago scientists in VERITAS collaboration help confirm source of unusual neutrino.


Could Gravitational Waves Reveal How Fast Our Universe is Expanding?

Signals from rare black hole-neutron star pairs could pinpoint rate at which universe is growing, researchers say.


AGU & AAS Awarded Joint Grant from The Kavli Foundation to Foster Understanding of Exoplanets

Cooperative effort will boost exoplanet science by integrating the work of the AGU’s and AAS’s scientific communities.


Stanford-led International Collaboration Discovered an Elusive Neutron Star

Two of the most powerful telescopes in the world worked together to find the faintest millisecond pulsar ever discovered. ​The collaboration between the Fermi Large Area Telescope and China’s FAST radio telescope was spearheaded by Stanford physicist Peter Michelson.​


TESS Takes Initial Test Image

Exoplanet-seeking satellite developed by MIT swings by moon toward final orbit.​


Ushering in the Next Phase of Exoplanet Discovery

Prof. Sara Seager previews a new era of discovery as a leader of the TESS mission, which is expected to find some 20,000 extrasolar planets.​


Construction Begins on One of the World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiments

The SuperCDMS SNOLAB project, a multi-institutional effort led by SLAC, is expanding the hunt for dark matter.


FAST's First Discovery of a Millisecond Pulsar

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), still under commissioning, reached another milestone.


Study Finds Way to Use Quantum Entanglement to Study Black Holes

A team of researchers has found a relationship between quantum physics and thermodynamics.​