Gravitational Lensing

New ‘Einstein Ring’ Discovered By Dark Energy Camera

A rare object called an Einstein Ring has been discovered by a team in the Stellar Populations group at the…

6 years ago

Dwarf Dark Matter Galaxy Hides In Einstein Ring

The discovery of a Dwarf Dark Galaxy addresses the Missing Satellite Problem, and tells us we're on the right track…

6 years ago

SpaceX Dragon Launches on Science Supply Run to Station, Booster Hard Lands on Barge

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - After a 24 hour delay due to threatening clouds, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared…

7 years ago

Peer Into the Distant Universe: How to See Quasars With Backyard Telescopes

“How far can you see with that thing?” It’s a common question overhead at many public star parties in reference…

7 years ago

What is Gravitational Lensing?

Gravity's a funny thing. Not only does it tug away at you, me, planets, moons and stars, but it can…

7 years ago

Astronomers Discover First Mulitiple-image Gravitationally-lensed Supernova

How about four supernovae for the price of one? Using the Hubble Space Telescope, Dr. Patrick Kelly of the University of…

7 years ago

Searching for Alien Worlds and Gravitational Lenses from the Arctic

The quest for optimal sites to carry out astronomical observations has taken scientists to the frigid Arctic.  Eric Steinbring, who led a team…

7 years ago

New Simulation Offers Stunning Images of Black Hole Merger

A black hole is an extraordinarily massive, improbably dense knot of spacetime that makes a living swallowing or slinging away any morsel of energy…

7 years ago

A Cosmic Collision: Our Best View Yet of Two Distant Galaxies Merging

An international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of two galaxies colliding when the universe was only…

7 years ago

Merging Giant Galaxies Sport ‘Blue Bling’ in New Hubble Pic

On a summer night, high above our heads, where the Northern Crown and Herdsman meet, a titanic new galaxy is…

7 years ago