Lori Dajose
Rapidly varying temperatures have been measured on the ultrafast streams of gas emanating from around a black hole.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
Kip Thorne talks about the years leading up to LIGO’s first detection of gravitational waves.
A planet and a star are having a tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away.
iillustration of a blue planet near a yellow sun
Whitney Clavin
The Keck Observatory's vortex coronagraph has the potential to image planetary systems closer to their host stars than was possible before.
The supernova SN 2014C dramatically changed in appearance over the course of a year, surprising astronomers.
Whitney Clavin
A Caltech team has designed and built a new imaging spectrograph to map streams of gas that feed forming galaxies.
A mysterious neutron star has been caught behaving like two distinct objects—a radio pulsar and a magnetar.
Whitney Clavin
Researchers are taking steps toward cracking the puzzle of how high-temperature superconductors work.
Lori Dajose
The detection of the most luminous fast radio burst to date brings new insights into the cosmic web between galaxies.
Kathy Svitil
Researchers have combined magnetic fields and large pressures to induce exotic states of matter, and to nudge them between types of quantum order.
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