Astrophysics News


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.


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.