Astrophysics News


Earliest Galaxies in the Universe’s History Spun Like the Milky Way

With a telescope, scientists have for the first time identified normal star-forming galaxies at a very early stage in cosmic history.


Using GAIA to Detect Low Frequency Gravitational Waves

Cambridge astronomers have made the first investigation of the sensitivity of the GAIA satellite to ultra-low frequency gravitational waves.​


A New Window on the Universe

KITP hosts a rapid-response program to explore myriad new astrophysical insights from a double neutron star merger


Scientists Observe Supermassive Black Hole in Infant Universe

Findings present a puzzle as to how such a huge object could have grown so quickly.


18-Month Twinkle in a Forming Star Suggests the Existence of a Very Young Planet

Discovery made possible by a leap in submillimetre radio astronomy technology, comparable to viewing videos instead of photos.


Inauguration of Next-generation Neutrino Science Organization for the Hyper-Kamiokande Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Experiment

Japan launches an organization to develop the world's biggest neutrino particle detector.​


A Star That Would Not Die

UCSB astrophysicists and LCO astronomers study a supernova that challenges known theories of how certain stars end their lives.​


Scientists Detect Comets Outside Our Solar System

Team  of professional and citizen scientists identifies tails of comets streaking past a distant star.


Stanford Experts on LIGO’s Binary Neutron Star Milestone

The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors have announced their first observation of a binary neutron star coalescence.​


LIGO Announces Detection of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Neutron Stars

UChicago physicists calculate expansion rate of universe using breakthrough research.