Astrophysics

Crucial Role Of Recycling In The Evolution Of Life In Our Universe

New research by astrophysicists reveals how the gas and energy expelled by stars are returned to the universe, and in what forms. It also found that the elements produced by dying stars are transferred through a process of fragmentation and recycled...

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‘ringing’ Black Hole Validates Einstein’s General Relativity 10 Years Ahead Of Schedule

For the first time, astrophysicists have heard a black hole ringing like a bell. By reanalyzing the first black hole merger ever detected, the astrophysicists measured the gravitational wave ‘tones’ emitted following the event. The...
Related topics: Black Holes, Albert Einstein, Relativity

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Experiments At Temperature Of Sun Offer Solutions To Solar Model Problems

The theoretical model that astrophysicists have used for 40 years to determine the behavior and future of the sun is broken. It seems fixable, however, with information from experiments at Sandia's Z machine, done at the temperature of the sun, that...
Related topics: Sun

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‘we Are Not Alone’: Aliens May Have Checked Out Earth In The Past, Claims New Study

Enrico Fermi first posed the paradox that was later named after him, asking: "Where is everybody?" Ever since, astrophysicists have been pondering the question, as they argue that there has been plenty of time for intelligent life to put in an...

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Is Pluto A Planet? Nasa Administrator And Brian May Reignite The Debate

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May have reignited the debate over Pluto's status by coming out in favor of it being a planet.
Related topics: Pluto, Space, NASA, Debate

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Astrophysicists Link Brightening Of Pulsar Wind Nebula To Pulsar Spin-down Rate Transition

Astrophysicists have discovered that the pulsar wind nebula (PWN) surrounding the famous pulsar B0540-69 brightened gradually after the pulsar experienced a sudden spin-down rate transition (SRT). This discovery, made by a group of astrophysicists...
Related topics: Pulsars, Nebulas, Scientific Discoveries

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New Rocky Exoplanet With Three Red Suns Discovered

NASA has announced that a new exoplanet has been discovered and the new exoplanet is called LTT 1445 A b. It was discovered using data from the TESS space telescope. A team from the Harvard Center for Astrophysics discovered the system when looking...
Related topics: Exoplanets, Scientific Discoveries, NASA, Space, Telescopes, Harvard University

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Solar Physics With The Square Kilometre Array

Although solar physics is one of the most mature branches of astrophysics, the sun confronts researchers with a large number of outstanding fundamental problems. These problems include the determination of the structure and dynamics of the solar...
Related topics: Sun, Physics

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Second Baby Planet Found Using Pioneering Technique

Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have a made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a second new 'baby' planet (two to three times heavier than Jupiter) inside a gas and dust gap.
Related topics: Space, Telescopes, Scientific Discoveries, Jupiter

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Astrophysicists Measure Key Cosmic Step In Formation Of Early Stars

Astrophysicists in Ireland have, for the first time, measured a crucial step in the formation and evolution of stars.

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Designing An Advanced Autonomous Robot: Goose

Robotics is hard, maybe not quite as difficult as astrophysics or understanding human relationships, but designing a competition winning bot from scratch was never going to be easy. Ok, so [Paul Bupe, Jr’s] robot, named ‘Goose’,...
Related topics: Robots

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Researchers Explore Habitability Of Two Exoplanets In Nearby Star’s ‘goldilocks Zone’ (photos)

After two exoplanets were discovered in the “Goldilocks zone” of the nearby red dwarf known as Teegarden’s star last month, two Israeli astrophysicists decided to check out their potential for actually harboring life and found that one could...
Related topics: Exoplanets, Science Photos, Scientific Discoveries

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Outbursts Of Hot Wind Detected Close To Black Hole

An international team of astrophysicists from Southampton, Oxford and South Africa have detected a very hot, dense outflowing wind close to a black hole at least 25,000 light-years from Earth.
Related topics: Black Holes

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Repeating Outflows Of Hot Wind Found Close To Black Hole

An international team of astrophysicists from Southampton, Oxford and South Africa have detected a very hot, dense outflowing wind close to a black hole at least 25,000 light-years from Earth.
Related topics: Black Holes

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Neil Degrasse Tyson Ripped For Tweet On Mass Shooting Deaths, So He Apologizes. Then This Happens.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a big-picture guy. He is, after all, an astrophysicist and, for the last two decades, he’s been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. But he...
Related topics: Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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Potentially Habitable Planet Found In New Solar System

An international team of astronomers has discovered a new solar system with a planet that could be habitable, a Spanish astrophysicist who led the research said Thursday. Three new planets were discovered orbiting GJ 357, a red dwarf — a small...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries

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'overwatch' Newcomer Sigma Has Abilities That Defy Gravity

Blizzard announced the latest Overwatch hero, Sigma, on Monday and now it's revealed more details about the newest addition to the tank roster. The 62-year-old's real name is Siebren de Kuiper, and he's a Dutch astrophysicist and...

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Astronomers Make First Calculations Of Magnetic Activity In 'hot Jupiter' Exoplanets

Gas-giant planets orbiting close to other stars have powerful magnetic fields, many times stronger than our own Jupiter, according to a new study by a team of astrophysicists. It is the first time the strength of these fields has been calculated...
Related topics: Space, Jupiter, Exoplanets

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Ask A Spaceman: The Science Of Apollo | Video Show

Astrophysicist Paul Sutter breaks down the science behind NASA's historic Apollo moon missions for Space.com. Tune in here!
Related topics: Science Videos, NASA, Space, Moon

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More Confusing Slides From Smd

Keith's note: Earlier today I featured a silly slide shown by NASA Astrophysics Division Director Paul Hertz to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey Committee Meeting at the National Academy of Science (Mocking Cost Overruns And Schedule Slips At NASA...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Polls

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