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Astrophysics Spotlights

Red geyser galaxy
Sep 15, 2016

Scientists are discovering how powerful eruptions from monster black holes ensure dead galaxies cannot resurrect and make new stars. In a roundtable discussion, astrophysicists Edmond Cheung, Kevin Bundy and Christy Tremonti explain.

OSIRIS-REx
Sep 07, 2016

On September 27, scientists Richard Binzel, Beth Ellen Clark and Bashar Rizk discussed NASA's newly launched OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sampling mission and what it could reveal about life and death in the Solar System.    

Two black holes merging
Aug 15, 2016

Two winners of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, Kip S. Thorne and Rainer Weiss, discuss the impact of discovering gravitational waves with the enormous detector they spent more than 40 years developing.

Neutron star collision
May 10, 2016

Three astrophysicists—Anna Frebel, Alexander Ji and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz—discuss the answer to a 60-year-old cosmic mystery: the origin of some of the most precious elements in the universe.

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