Monday, May 23, 2022

Astrophysics

Astrophysicists accurately confirmed cornerstone of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

Einstein's theory of gravity—the general theory of relativity—is based on the universality of free fall, which specifies that all objects accelerate identically in an...

Dark Energy Instrument’s Lenses See the Night Sky for the First Time

On April 1, the dome of the Mayall Telescope near Tucson, Arizona, opened to the night sky, and starlight poured through the assembly of...

Hello, Quantum Vacuum, Nice to See You

Since the historic finding of gravitational waves from two black holes colliding over a billion light years away was made in 2015, physicists are...

Cosmic Serpent

The VISIR instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has captured this stunning image of a newly discovered massive triple star system. Nicknamed Apep after...

Largest Galaxy Proto-Supercluster Found

An international team of astronomers using the VIMOS instrument of ESO’s Very Large Telescope have uncovered a titanic structure in the early Universe. This...

Supermassive Black Hole in Infant Universe

A team of astronomers including MIT scientists has recently discovered the most distant supermassive black hole ever observed. The black hole sits in the focal point...

ALMA Discovers Cold Dust Around Nearest Star

Alma observatory in Chile has recently discovered cold dust around the closest star, Proxima Centauri to the Solar System. It suggests that the glow coming...

Scientists Detect Comets Outside our Solar System

MIT scientists along with amateur astronomers have captured the dusty tails of six exocomets orbiting around a faint star 800 light years from Earth. These comets...

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