Astrophysics News

06/06/2017

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.​

06/01/2017

Project Apophis

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

06/01/2017

LIGO Detects Merging Black Holes for Third Time

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

05/19/2017

World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Releases First Results

UChicago scientists part of international XENON collaboration.

05/11/2017

Fermi Satellite Observes Billionth Gamma Ray with LAT Instrument

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

05/08/2017

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.

05/08/2017

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.

05/02/2017

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.

05/01/2017

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.

04/26/2017

New Discoveries Fill the Gap of Quasar Color Selection

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

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