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Top high-energy astrophysics prize awarded for black hole measurements
The 2009 Rossi Prize has been awarded to three scientists for their work on the measurements of masses of black holes in the Milky Way. (2009-01-29)
Former American Astronomical Society president, Frank Shu, awarded Dannie Heinemann Prize
Frank Shu has been awarded the 2000 Dannie Heinemann Prize for Astrophysics. (2001-01-07)
NASA's TESS spacecraft starts science operations
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has started its search for planets around nearby stars, officially beginning science operations on July 25, 2018. (2018-07-27)
Volker Springel awarded 2009 Klung Wilhelmy Weberbank Prize for Physics
The astrophysicist Volker Springel has been honored with this year's Klung Wilhelmy Weberbank Prize for Physics for his important research in astrophysics. (2009-12-14)
Press Advisory: Inner Space/Outer Space II Symposium
The Inner Space/Outer Space II Symposium will be held at Fermilab, May 26-29, 1999. (1999-05-13)
Deep-space flashes light up a new face of nature
CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope has detected brief flashes of radio emission from the distant Universe. (2013-07-07)
Elsevier announces the launch of a new journal: Molecular Astrophysics
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of the Molecular Astrophysics, a new journal focusing on the formation of molecules in space. (2015-03-16)
2 nations' leading universities to collaborate in the stars
Tel Aviv University and Harvard University have launched the new Raymond and Beverly Sackler Harvard-Tel Aviv Astronomy Initiative. (2011-12-05)
40-year-old Mariner 5 solar wind problem finds answer -- turbulence doesn't go with the flow
Research led by astrophysicists at the University of Warwick has resolved a 40 year old problem with observations of turbulence in the solar wind first made by the probe Mariner 5. (2011-08-26)
Top high-energy prize awarded to LSU physicist and LIGO scientist Gabriela González
The 2017 Rossi Prize has been awarded to Gabriela González and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration for the first direct detections of gravitational waves, for the discovery of merging black hole binaries and for beginning the new era of gravitational-wave astronomy. (2017-01-25)
Once again, Kepler is reshaping our understanding of planets
Three prominent researchers discuss how recent findings from the Kepler mission are deepening our knowledge of planets beyond our solar system, as well as redefining the boundaries where life could exist. (2011-09-19)
Are we closing in on dark matter?
This fall, a colloquium brought together more than 100 cosmologists, particle physicists and observational astrophysicists -- three fields now united in the hunt to determine what is dark matter. (2012-12-18)
Astrophysicists discover a quasar that acts as a cosmic lens
The EPFL's Laboratory of Astrophysics has for the first time observed a quasar that is located between the Earth and a more distant galaxy and acts as a gravitational lens, a phenomenon that illustrates Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and will make entirely new kinds of observations possible. (2010-07-20)
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Spindown Of Cosmic Flywheels
A conclusive explanation for the origin of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) as electromagnetic braking of a rapidly rotating neutron star has been developed at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching/Germany (Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. (1998-12-03)
The past, present & future of gravitational-wave astronomy, with Kip Thorne & Rainer Weiss
In an interview published online this week, the winners of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics discuss their 40-year effort to detect gravitational waves, the elusive ripples in the fabric of space-time that Albert Einstein so boldly predicted. (2016-08-23)
Proving what can't be seen
New research published in The Astrophysical Journal examines an interesting light source that was captured by four different telescopes each pointing in a different direction in the sky. (2018-04-16)
Black hole kills star and blasts 3.8 billion light year beam at Earth
Research led by astronomers at the University of Warwick has confirmed that the flash from one of the biggest and brightest bangs yet recorded by astronomers comes from a massive black hole at the center of a distant galaxy. (2011-06-16)
National Science Board to meet (May 3-4)
Journalists are invited to attend the next open session of the National Science Board (NSB) on Thursday, May 4, at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. (2000-04-30)
NASA's new planet hunter snaps initial test image, swings by Moon toward final orbit
After launching April 18, TESS has completed its lunar flyby to put it on track for its final science orbit, and has released a first test image. (2018-05-18)
Astrophysicists listen to loops shivering on the sun
You would imagine that a 500,000 kilometre long arch of super heated plasma on the sun would be as easy to (2004-02-17)
Professor conducts cosmic ray acceleration research
Ming Zhang, Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology professor of physics and space sciences, has received a three-year, $434,000 NASA grant to study the outer heliosphere. (2009-01-27)
Geology and biology agree on Pangaea supercontinent breakup dates
Scientists at The Australian National University have found that independent estimates from geology and biology agree on the timing of the breakup of the Pangaea supercontinent into today's continents. (2017-06-07)
NASA funds Florida Tech associate professor for extragalactic research
Perlman will conduct observational and theoretical work on jets, which are energetic outflows from the centers of some bright galaxies. (2007-06-11)
Watching for a black hole to gobble up a gas cloud
G2, a doomed gas cloud, is edging closer to Sgr A*, the hungry supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's center. (2014-04-03)
Astrophysicists find cause for galactic superbubble
A gigantic empty void in our own galaxy was caused by a cluster of massive young stars at its centre, says a University of Toronto astrophysics professor. (1999-07-27)
Scientists bring low frequency, 'first light' to the Jansky Very Large Array
Through the combined expertise of NRL and National Radio Astronomy Observatory scientists and engineers, a new, modern, wide-band receiver system has been developed and is being deployed onboard the JVLA. (2012-07-20)
A Portland artist will inaugurate the newly established Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics' Artist in Residence program
Mariana Tres, an artist whose work has been inspired by an array of astronomical imagery has been invited to be the Center for Astrophysics' (CfA) first Artist in Residence. (2001-09-24)
New UCI program in modern cosmology to help address fundamental questions about the universe
The UC Irvine Department of Physics and Astronomy has established a research program in modern cosmology - an entirely new field of research at the university. (2004-08-27)
RNA, gravitational waves focus of two new grants
Four Penn State researchers have been awarded a total of $450,000 by the Charles E. (2016-10-07)
New accelerator is helping Notre Dame scientists understand the working of the universe
A new NSF-funded accelerator at the University of Notre Dame is helping to recreate stellar nuclear processes in the laboratory to complement the observational studies of new earth- and space-based telescopes that trace past and present nucleosynthesis processes in the Cosmos. (2012-08-03)
Dark matter research earns doctoral student a fellowship at Fermilab
South African Fulbright scholar Gopolang Mohlabeng has earned a yearlong Fermilab Graduate Student Fellowship in Theoretical Physics beginning in Aug. (2015-11-11)
A first for NASA's IRIS: Observing a gigantic eruption of solar material
A coronal mass ejection, or CME, surged off the side of the sun on May 9, 2014, and NASA's newest solar observatory caught it in extraordinary detail. (2014-05-30)
Solar tadpoles wave at astrophysicists
Researchers at the University of Warwick's Department of Physics have gained insight into the mysterious giant dark (2005-02-22)
Hatched in a swimming pool: 50 years of relativistic astrophysics
The scientific discipline of relativistic astrophysics was born in Dallas in 1963, at the first Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics. (2013-11-05)
Caught in the act: Cosmic radio burst
Fast radio bursts are quick, bright flashes of radio waves from an unknown source in space. (2015-01-19)
Caltech astronomer Mike Brown awarded Kavli Prize in astrophysics
Mike Brown, the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor and professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has been named a co-winner of the 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics for his efforts to understand the outer solar system -- work that led to the demotion of Pluto. (2012-05-31)
Artificial intelligence finds messy galaxies
An astrophysics student at the Australian National University has turned to artificial intelligence to help her to see into the hearts of galaxies. (2015-10-27)
Radio astronomers peer deep into the stellar nursery of the Orion Nebula
Astronomers have released an image of a 50-light-year-long filament of star-forming gas, 1200 light-years away, in the stellar nursery of the Orion Nebula. (2017-06-15)
Supernova may have 'burped' before exploding
Only by increasing the rate at which telescopes monitor the sky has it been possible to catch more Fast-Evolving Luminous Transients (FELTs) and begin to understand them. (2018-03-28)
Elsevier announces the launch of the Journal of High Energy Astrophysics
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of the Journal of High Energy Astrophysics, the first astrophysical journal that revolves around the study of high energy objects and events. (2013-10-10)
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