Measuring darkness: The poetry of deep spaceApril 19, 2022
Mix a creative writer with a computational astrophysicist, and you’ve got a recipe for a deeply personal exploration of darkness. Measuring Darkness is…
Astronomers detect galactic space laserApril 7, 2022
A powerful radio-wave laser, called a ‘megamaser’, has been observed by the MeerKAT telescope in South Africa.
Mysterious object unlike anything astronomers have seen beforeJanuary 27, 2022
A team mapping radio waves in the Universe has discovered something unusual that releases a giant burst of energy three times an hour, and it’s unlike anything astronomers have seen before. The team who discovered it think it could be a neutron star or a white dwarf—collapsed cores of stars—with an ultra-powerful magnetic field.
Astronomers capture black hole eruption spanning 16 times the full Moon in the skyDecember 23, 2021
Astronomers have observed the nearest active supermassive black hole to Earth at radio wavelengths in unprecedented detail. The emission is powered by a central black hole in the galaxy Centaurus A, about 12 million light years away.
Astronomers just got better at finding “bright” black holesDecember 14, 2021
Astronomers have a new way of detecting active black holes in the Universe and measuring how much matter they are sucking in.
Arecibo data still has astronomers in a spinDecember 1, 2021
New research shows the relationship between the mass of stars and a galaxy’s rotation is not what we first thought, with different galaxy types displaying a different relationship between the two properties.