Gamma rays

The Destruction of Dark Matter isn’t Causing Extra Radiation at the Core of the Milky Way

While recent studies suggest that dark matter interactions might create gamma rays, a new study of gamma rays in our…

1 month ago

New Simulation Shows Exactly What Dark Matter Would Look Like If We Could See It

A detailed simulation of dark matter finds that dark matter haloes form in a wide range of sizes.

2 months ago

Gamma-Ray Telescopes Can Measure the Diameters of Other Stars

Four gamma ray telescopes have used a new method of interferometry to measure the size of two stars.

3 months ago

Quasars are the Biggest Particle Accelerators in the Universe

We puny humans think we can accelerate particles? Look how proud we are of the Large Hadron Collider. But any…

4 months ago

Why Pulsars Are So Bright

When pulsars were first discovered in 1967, their rhythmic radio-wave pulsations were a mystery. Some thought their radio beams must…

4 months ago

Gamma Rays Detected Coming From the Crab Nebula

Most people with any interest in astronomy know about the Crab Nebula. It's a supernova remnant in the constellation Taurus,…

5 months ago

Halo Around a Pulsar could Explain Why We See Antimatter Coming from Space

Astronomers have been watching a nearby pulsar with a strange halo around it. That pulsar might answer a question that's…

10 months ago

Dark Matter Could Be A Source of Gamma Rays Coming from the Center of the Milky Way

There's a lot of mysterious goings-on at the center of the Milky Way. The supermassive black hole that resides there…

11 months ago

When it Comes to Gamma Radiation, the Moon is Actually Brighter Than the Sun

The eerie, hellish glow coming from the Moon may seem unreal in this image, since it's invisible to our eyes.…

1 year ago

Gamma Ray Telescopes could Detect Starships Powered by Black Hole

A new study has proposed ways to search for advanced alien life by looking for the gamma rays produced by…

2 years ago