Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Brightest gamma-ray burst ever reveals new mysteries of cosmic explosions

Scientists believe the gamma-ray emission, which lasted over 300 seconds, is the birth cry of a black hole.

Moon dust could help protect the earth from climate change

Could space dust help protect the earth from climate change?

Astrophysicists looking for the second-closest supermassive black hole

Verifying the existence of the supermassive black hole.

Astronomers Discover Traces of Methyl Chloride around Infant Stars and Nearby Comet

Astronomers recently discovered the faint molecular fingerprint of methyl chloride around an infant star system known as IRAS 16293-2422. The discovery was done by using Atacama...

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