Astrophysics News

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. 

04/24/2017

Another Potentially Habitable Extrasolar Planet Discovered

Some 40 light-years away, "super-Earth" identified as new target for atmospheric study.

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.

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