Astrophysics

A Decade Of Fusion, Astrophysics And Nanotechnology At Pppl

Feature highlights PPPL accomplishments over the past 10 years.

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Second Gpu Cloudburst Experiment Yields New Findings

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) have conducted a second experimentt marshalled globally available-for-sale GPUs (graphics processing units), proving it is...
Related topics: Physics

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Mysterious 'fast Radio Bursts' From Deep Space Repeat Themselves Every 16 Days

For the first time, astrophysicists have detected a pattern in fast radio bursts, one of the most mysterious phenomena in the universe.

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Scientists Built An Ai To Figure Out What The Universe Is Made Of

A multi-university team of researchers from Japan recently used the world’s fastest astrophysics-simulation supercomputers to develop an AI system capable of predicting the structure of the universe itself. The scientists hope that in doing so...

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Astrophysicists Construct Approximations For The Metric Of Spherically Symmetric Black Holes

RUDN astrophysicists have proposed a new method for approximate calculation of the parameters of spherically symmetric black holes in the Einstein-Maxwell theory. By comparing the shadow radii of the black holes obtained via this method with exact...
Related topics: Black Holes, Albert Einstein

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Northern Lights: Stunning Time-lapse Video Captures Newly Discovered Aurora

Scientists have never seen anything like this on Earth before.By piecing together a series of images, amateur photographers and a group of astrophysicists have discovered a new kind of aurora — aurora… Read More
Related topics: Science Videos, Scientific Discoveries, Aurora, Photography

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Simulations Reveal Galaxy Clusters Details

Inspired by the science fiction of the spacefaring Romulans of Star Trek, astrophysicists have used XSEDE-allocated supercomputers to develop cosmological computer simulations called RomulusC, where the 'C' stands for galaxy cluster. With a focus on...
Related topics: Galaxies, Space

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Basic Astrophysics: Even Planets Have Size Limits

Natalie Hinkel History, Americas All planets fall into these two categories. Scientists have discovered over 4,000 exoplanets outside of our Solar System, according to NASA’s Exoplanet Archive. Some of these planets orbit multiple stars at the...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Exoplanets, NASA

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Astrophysicists Find Massive Black Holes Wandering Around Dwarf Galaxies

A new search led by Montana State University has revealed more than a dozen massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that were previously considered too small to host them, and surprised scientists with their location within the galaxies.
Related topics: Black Holes, Space

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Connecting The Dots In The Sky Could Shed New Light On Dark Matter

Astrophysicists have come a step closer to understanding the origin of a faint glow of gamma rays covering the night sky. They found that this light is brighter in regions that contain a lot of matter and dimmer where matter is sparser -- a...

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Virtual Telescope Project Confirms 2020 Av2— The First Asteroid Found To Move Entirely Inside The...

Gianluca Masi, an astrophysicist working on the Virtual Telescope Project,which he founded, has announced the confirmation of 2020 AV2—the first asteroid orbiting entirely within the orbit of Venus. Masi describes on the Virtual Telescope Project...
Related topics: Telescopes, Space, Asteroids

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Simulation Of Dwarf Galaxy Reveals Different Routes For Strontium Enrichment

Simulations of a dwarf galaxy by RIKEN astrophysicists have revealed the various processes by which moderately heavy metals such as strontium are birthed. They have found that at least four kinds of stars are needed to explain the observed abundance...
Related topics: Galaxies, Space

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Planet Wasp-12b Is On A Death Spiral, Say Scientists

Astrophysicists have shown that exoplanet WASP-12b, located 600 light-years away, is spiraling in toward certain destruction in about 3 million years.
Related topics: Space, Exoplanets

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New Decade, New Cosmic Priorities: Astrophysicists Want Big Science Goals For Astro2020

Astrophysicists are deep in the throes of a process they conduct every 10 years to set scientific priorities for the field; the results could determine which missions fly and which don't.

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Is Gateway Actually A Stealth "space Station"?

Hertz: As NASA develops infrastructure for Artemis, like the lunar Gateway, we will make it available for astrophysics and other scientific investigations, based on science merit. #AAS235— Jeff Foust (@jeff_foust) January 5, 2020 Keith's...
Related topics: Space, NASA

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Scientist Figures Out How To Move Our Sun To Avoid Space Collisions

An astrophysicist proposes two new designs for stellar engines.The engines would be able to move our sun and whole solar systems.Moving the sun would be necessary to avoid collisions with supernovas and other space catastrophes.NoneAdvancing space...
Related topics: Sun, Supernova

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Betelgeuse Likely Won't Die As A Supernova In Your Life. But Astronomers Are Finding 'red Nova'...

Red novas are more frequent explosions of stars, and astrophysicists think they've found a new way to locate candidates and predict when they'll blow.
Related topics: Supernova, Space

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Astronomers Discover Mysterious Gas Ring Around Distant Galaxy

The large red circle marks the neutral Hydrogen ring discovered with the GMRT; the other two red blobs show the distribution of neutral hydrogen around two other galaxies in the vicinity. (Photo Credit: National Center for Radio...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Galaxies, Hydrogen, Science Photos

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Mystery Effect Speeds Up The Universe – Not Dark Energy, Says Study

Astrophysicists from Russia propose a theory that says dark matter doesn't exist.Instead, the scientists think the Casimir Effect creates repulsion.This effect causes the expansion of the Universe to accelerate.NoneDark energy, one of the most...

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So You Think You Know Gravity? Let Us Drop Some Knowledge

Join astrophysicist Janna Levin on a mind- and space-time-bending journey into the force to end all forces.

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