Gamma rays

Astronomers Scan the Skies for Nanosecond Pulses of Light From Interstellar Civilizations

The VERITAS Collaboration and Breakthrough Listen just released the results of the first year of their survey for optical technosignatures.

3 months ago

The Universe Sparkles in Gamma Rays in this New NASA Animation

We've come a long way since gamma rays were discovered. The late 1800s and early 1900s were a time of…

7 months ago

Meteorites Bathed in Gamma Rays Produce More Amino Acids and Could Have Helped Life get Going on Earth

Our modern telescopes are more powerful than their predecessors, and our research is more focused than ever. We keep discovering…

10 months ago

Gamma ray Telescopes Might be Able to Detect the Gravitational Waves Caused by Merging Supermassive Black Holes

Gamma rays could be the new source for observing gravitational waves, according to a recent release from the Max Planck…

1 year ago

Even the Quiet Supermassive Black Holes are Blasting out Neutrinos and Gamma Rays

Is there anywhere in the Universe where we can escape from radiation? Certainly not here on Earth. And not in…

2 years ago

Finally an Answer to why Gamma Rays are Coming From Seemingly Empty Space

A galaxy survey has shown us the origin of gamma rays from empty space.

2 years ago

Astronomers Locate the Source of High-Energy Cosmic Rays

Using a novel approach, a team of researchers has confirmed that the elusive source of cosmic rays is indeed supernova…

2 years ago

Jupiter Could Make an Ideal Dark Matter Detector

So, you want to find dark matter, but you don't know where to look? A giant planet might be exactly…

2 years ago

Is Dark Matter Responsible for Extra Gamma Rays Coming From the Center of the Milky Way?

For years astronomers have puzzled over a strange excess of gamma rays coming from the galactic center. Annihilating dark matter…

2 years ago

A new way to see Inside Neutron Stars

Astronomers study neutron stars using a method made famous by jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.

3 years ago