Astrophysics News

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

04/16/2019

TESS Discovers Its First Earth-Sized Planet

Orbiting a nearby star, the new planet is the smallest identified so far by the TESS mission.

04/10/2019

Astronomers Capture Historic First Image of a Black Hole

South Pole Telescope contributes to observations of black hole in distant galaxy

04/02/2019

How to Use Gravitational Waves to Measure the Expansion of the Universe

Ripples in spacetime lead to new way to determine size and age of the universe.

04/02/2019

Subaru Telescope Helps Determine that Dark Matter is Not Made Up of Tiny Primordial Black Holes

An international team of researchers has put a theory speculated by the late Stephen Hawking to its most rigorous test to date.​

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