Astrophysics News

09/05/2019

A Pipeline of Discovery: Astrophysics Highlights

New discoveries roll in, while even newer ones look to be just around the bend

08/12/2019

The Latest from LIGO

As Earth's premier hunter of gravitational waves, LIGO is making a killing​.

08/05/2019

At the Edge of Knowledge: Astrophysics Highlights

A batch of new findings remind us that despite how much we seem to know, there is much we don't.

07/16/2019

How fast is the universe expanding?

Scientists aren't sure, and all of cosmic history depends on it

07/08/2019

Sizing Up the Universe Around Us: Astrophysics Highlights

Astrophysically speaking, Star Wars' Yoda was wrong when he said "size matters not"

06/11/2019

Dark Matter is Back

A new study says dark matter shouldn't be written off in accounting for a weird glow in our Milky Way

05/30/2019

Subaru Telescope captures 1,800 exploding stars

A team of researchers from Japan identify 1800 new supernovae, including 58 Type Ia supernovae 8 billion light years away.

05/08/2019

Explosions of Universe’s First Stars Spewed Powerful Jets

Instead of ballooning into spheres, as once thought, early supernovae ejected jets that may have seeded new stars.

04/29/2019

Scientists Measure Half-Life of Element that’s Longer than the Age of the Universe

Beneath Italian mountains, UChicago scientists help catch rare decay of xenon-124

04/16/2019

Variations in the ‘Fogginess’ of the Universe Identify a Milestone in Cosmic History

Islands of cold gas were left behind when the universe heated up after the big bang

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