astrophysics

Black Holes: Why study them? What makes them so fascinating?

Over the last few months, Universe Today has explored a plethora of scientific fields, including impact craters, planetary surfaces, exoplanets,…

3 weeks ago

Formation-Flying Spacecraft Could Probe the Solar System for New Physics

It's an exciting time for the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology. Thanks to cutting-edge observatories, instruments, and new techniques,…

2 months ago

A Supermassive Black Hole with a Case of the Hiccups

Can binary black holes, two black holes orbiting each other, influence their respective behaviors? This is what a recent study…

3 months ago

Colliding Neutron Stars are the Ultimate Particle Accelerators

Gamma-ray telescopes observing neutron star collisions might be the key to identifying the composition of dark matter. One leading theory…

3 months ago

Could Forests Become Ultrahigh Energy Neutrino Detectors?

I really don’t know how to introduce this article. Neutrinos are elementary particles and are electrically neutral. They are produced…

5 months ago

Supernovae Struck the Earth 3 Million and 7 Million Years Ago

A recent study examines how the Earth was hit by blasts from supernovae (plural form of supernova (SN)) that occurred…

9 months ago

Afghanistan Students for the International Olympiad in Astronomy & Astrophysics Need Your Help

The 16th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) will be held this year in Silesia, Poland on August 10-20,…

11 months ago

Magnetars are Extreme in Every Way, Even Their Volcanoes

In a recent study published in Nature Astronomy, an international team of researchers led by NASA and The George Washington…

1 year ago

The Technique for Detecting Meteors Could be Used to Find Dark Matter Particles Entering the Atmosphere

Researchers from Ohio State University have come up with a novel method to detect dark matter, based on existing meteor-detecting…

2 years ago

Binary Stars Live Complicated Lives, Especially Near the End

We know what will happen to our Sun. It'll follow the same path other stars of its ilk follow. It'll…

2 years ago