Astrophysics News

04/12/2017

VLA, ALMA Team Up to Give First Look at Birthplaces of Most Current Stars

Astronomers have gotten their first look at exactly where most of today’s stars were born.

03/31/2017

Mysterious Cosmic Explosion Puzzles Astronomers

A flash of X-rays captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is unlike any scientists have seen before.

03/28/2017

Stars Born in Winds from Supermassive Black Holes

ESO’s Very Large Telescope spots brand-new type of star formation

03/23/2017

Andromeda's Bright X-Ray Mystery Solved by NuSTAR

Mission has pinpointed an object responsible for the galaxy's high-energy radiation.

03/15/2017

Scientists Identify a Black Hole Choking on Stardust

Data suggest black holes swallow stellar debris in bursts.

03/13/2017

Hubble Dates Black Hole’s Last Big Meal

For the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, it's been a long time between dinners.

03/03/2017

MIT's Jacqueline Hewitt and HERA team given $6M boost to detect cosmic dawn

Funding will complete array and measure signals from universe’s first stars.

02/28/2017

First Public Data Release by the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program

Images are from the first 1.7 years of this massive "cosmic census," and contain 70 million galaxies and stars.

02/27/2017

New World-Leading Limit on Dark Matter Search from PICO Experiment

The new result is a factor of 17 improvement in the limit.

02/14/2017

The Heart of a Far-Off Star Beats For Its Planet

Scientists observe first planet-induced stellar pulsations.

 

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