Astrophysics News


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.


World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Releases First Results

UChicago scientists part of international XENON collaboration.


Fermi Satellite Observes Billionth Gamma Ray with LAT Instrument

Spacecraft’s gamma-ray vision provides revolutionary views of the extreme universe.


Ripples in Cosmic Web Measured Using Rare Double Quasars

A team of astronomers has made the first measurements of small scale ripples in the Universe's primeval hydrogen gas.


The Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge Funds Innovative, Cross-Cutting Research

Three interdisciplinary teams of researchers will develop novel tools and methods in the field of microbiome research.


Origin of Milky Way’s Hypothetical Dark Matter Signal May Not Be So Dark

Galaxy’s Excessive Gamma-Ray Glow Likely Comes from Pulsars, the Remains of Collapsed Ancient Stars.


Virtual Earth-Sized Telescope Aims to Capture First Image of a Black Hole

UChicago-led South Pole Telescope part of international effort to study event horizon.


New Discoveries Fill the Gap of Quasar Color Selection

Discovery nearly doubles the number of high redshift quasars, a tool for studying cosmic evolution.