Astrophysics News


Dark Energy Survey Reveals Most Accurate Measurement of Dark Matter Structure in the Universe

Results support view that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos.


Standard Model of the Universe Withstands Most Precise Test by Dark Energy Survey

SLAC and Stanford astrophysicists made crucial contributions to the galaxy survey.


Astronomers Discover “Heavy Metal” Supernova Rocking Out

Discovery challenges current ideas of how and where such super-charged supernovas occur.


An Experiment Proposed by Stanford Theorists Finds Evidence for the Majorana Fermion, a Particle That’s Its Own Antiparticle

Researchers have found evidence of particles that are their own antiparticles. The discovery could help make quantum computers more robust.


Distant Galaxies ‘Lift the Veil’ on the End of the Cosmic Dark Ages

The earliest galaxies, which illuminated and ionized the Universe, formed early, less than 800 million years after the Big Bang.


Hubble Pushed Beyond Limits to Spot Clumps of New Stars in Distant Galaxy

By applying a new computational analysis, astronomers obtained images ten times sharper than what Hubble could achieve on its own.


Stanford Research Reveals Extremely Fine Measurements of Motion in Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes

A multi-institution team may have recorded the smallest-ever movement of an object across the sky.


Neutrino Discovery: A Step Closer to Finding CP Violation

This violation of symmetry, called the charge-parity (CP) violation, does not explain the large amount of matter existing in the Universe.​


Project Apophis

Space Systems Engineering students design a close-range mission to a giant asteroid that will fly by Earth in 2029.


LIGO Detects Merging Black Holes for Third Time

Nearly 3 billion light years from Earth, the black holes are the farthest ever detected.