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Astrophysics Spotlights

Artist's rendering of a Jupiter-like exoplanet
Aug 10, 2015

In an interview with The Kavli Foundation, Stanford astrophysicist Bruce Macintosh discusses how the discovery of a "young Jupiter" could help us understand the origins of planets.

An artist's impression of the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope. (Credit: NASA/General Dynamics)
Jun 21, 2015

Three astrophysicists discuss the ongoing search for dark matter and how dwarf galaxies can help us understand the evolution of our universe.



An illustration of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
May 27, 2015

Two astrophysicists and a theoretical physicist discuss how the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will probe the nature of dark matter and dark energy by taking an unprecedentedly enormous scan of the sky.

Cosmic Microwave Background
Mar 09, 2015

The most accepted idea for how the early universe behaved, cosmic inflation, remains more an abstraction than full-fledged theory. During a live Google Hangout, three preeminent scientists considered the evidence for and against this contentious concept.