astrophysics News


Mission Press Releases

  • eROSITA X-ray Telescope Travels to Russia for Launch in 2018
    Max Planck Institute - Sunday, January 22, 2017
    Posted on: 1/22/2017 8:28:57 PM PDT

  • McLean to Receive American Astronomical Society's Weber Award
    University of California Los Angeles - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    Posted on: 1/19/2017 12:49:38 AM PDT

  • UW-Madison Astrophysics Innovator Lawler Wins National Award
    University of Wisconsin-Madison - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    Posted on: 1/18/2017 5:57:56 PM PDT

  • Contracts Signed for Extremely Large Telescope Mirrors and Sensors
    European Southern Observatory -
    Posted on: 1/18/2017 5:56:59 PM PDT

  • Presumed Young Star Turns Out to Be a Galactic Senior Citizen
    Ruhr-University Bochum - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    Posted on: 1/17/2017 4:57:01 PM PDT

  • Royal Astronomical Society Honors Leading Astronomers & Geophysicists
    Royal Astronomical Society - Friday, January 13, 2017
    Posted on: 1/13/2017 11:56:57 PM PDT

  • Keck Cosmic Web Imager Ships from Caltech to Keck Observatory
    California Institute of Technology - Thursday, January 12, 2017
    Posted on: 1/13/2017 2:08:54 AM PDT

  • Protecting Dark Skies for Astronomy and Life
    Lowell Observatory - Saturday, January 7, 2017
    Posted on: 1/8/2017 1:17:40 AM PDT

  • Scientists Prepare for Great American Eclipse of August 21
    Williams College - Saturday, January 7, 2017
    Posted on: 1/8/2017 1:12:56 AM PDT

  • Scientists Close In on the True Mass of the Milky Way Galaxy
    McMaster University - Saturday, January 7, 2017
    Posted on: 1/7/2017 6:21:11 PM PDT

  • Cosmic Source Found for Mysterious 'Fast Radio Burst'
    Cornell University - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Posted on: 1/4/2017 11:49:01 PM PDT

  • The Mystery of Part-Time Pulsars
    Universities Space Research Association - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Posted on: 1/4/2017 9:48:07 PM PDT

  • Arecibo Observatory Casts New Light on Cosmic Microwave Background
    Universities Space Research Association - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Posted on: 1/4/2017 9:46:11 PM PDT

  • Fast Radio Burst Tied to Dwarf Galaxy
    University of California Berkeley - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Posted on: 1/4/2017 6:01:14 PM PDT

  • Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018 Goes to Japan
    International Astronomical Union - Monday, January 2, 2017
    Posted on: 1/2/2017 7:44:11 PM PDT

  • Using oxygen as a tracer of galactic evolution
    University of California-Riverside - Thursday, December 29, 2016
    Posted on: 12/29/2016 10:32:53 PM PDT

  • Our galaxy's most-mysterious star is even stranger than astronomers thought
    Carnegie Institution - Thursday, December 29, 2016
    Posted on: 12/29/2016 10:24:48 PM PDT

  • Feeding the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way
    Harvard University - Thursday, December 29, 2016
    Posted on: 12/29/2016 10:21:13 PM PDT

  • ANU helps find supercluster of galaxies near Milky Way
    Australian National University - Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    Posted on: 12/28/2016 5:25:13 PM PDT

  • Russian physicists measure the loss of dark matter since the birth of the universe
    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    Posted on: 12/28/2016 5:12:31 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Search for Cosmic Ray Anisotropy with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 2, 2017
    Posted on: 1/2/2017 8:09:42 PM PDT

  • High Statistics Measurement of the Positron Fraction in Primary Cosmic Rays with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 2, 2017
    Posted on: 1/2/2017 8:08:50 PM PDT

  • Video: Artist's impression video of the exotic binary star system AR Scorpii
    European Southern Observatory - January 2, 2017
    Posted on: 1/2/2017 8:01:55 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-16 Amendment 50: Revisions to D.3 APRA
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - December 13, 2016
    Posted on: 12/13/2016 5:28:20 PM PDT

  • Information-Theoretic Approach to Optimize JWST Observations and Retrievals of Transiting Exoplanet Atmospheres
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 8, 2016
    Posted on: 12/8/2016 6:07:37 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-16 Amendment 48: Release of IGHAPS Draft Text
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - December 7, 2016
    Posted on: 12/7/2016 7:54:45 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope: Project Meeting Cost and Schedule Commitments but Continues to Use Reserves to Address Challenges
    Government Accountability Office - December 7, 2016
    Posted on: 12/7/2016 7:40:07 PM PDT

  • Astroinformatics Challenges from Next-generation Radio Continuum Surveys
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 2, 2016
    Posted on: 12/2/2016 6:14:51 PM PDT

  • A Case Study in Astronomical 3-D Printing: The Mysterious Eta Carinae
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 1, 2016
    Posted on: 12/1/2016 4:28:56 PM PDT

  • Finding UV-Visible Path Forward: Proceedings: Community Workshop to Plan the Future of UV/Visible Space Astrophysics
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 1, 2016
    Posted on: 12/1/2016 4:28:05 PM PDT

  • Debian Astro: An open computing platform for astronomy
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 23, 2016
    Posted on: 11/23/2016 4:32:19 PM PDT

  • Astrophysics Source Code Library: Here we grow again!
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 21, 2016
    Posted on: 11/21/2016 4:01:09 PM PDT

  • Pre-feasibility Study of Astronomical Data Archive Systems Powered by Public Cloud Computing and Hadoop Hive
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 21, 2016
    Posted on: 11/21/2016 4:00:11 PM PDT

  • Earliest Datable Records of Aurora-like Phenomena in the Astronomical Diaries from Babylonia
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 17, 2016
    Posted on: 11/17/2016 4:31:10 PM PDT

  • NASA Astrophysics 2016 MIDEX AO Amended November 14, 2016
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - November 14, 2016
    Posted on: 11/15/2016 1:54:19 AM PDT

  • Stellar magnetic activity & variability of oscillation parameters - 24 solar-like stars observed by Kepler
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 8, 2016
    Posted on: 11/8/2016 2:47:33 PM PDT

  • The Ancient Astronomy of Easter Island: Aldebaran and the Pleiades
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 4, 2016
    Posted on: 11/4/2016 2:08:41 PM PDT

  • New Worlds, New Horizons: A Midterm Assessment
    National Academy of Sciences - November 2, 2016
    Posted on: 11/3/2016 1:53:34 AM PDT

  • Quantitative Evaluation of Gender Bias in Astronomical Publications from Citation Counts
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 31, 2016
    Posted on: 10/31/2016 3:58:32 PM PDT

  • Cosmic Microwave Background Science at Commercial Airline Altitudes
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 26, 2016
    Posted on: 10/26/2016 4:25:08 PM PDT