Polarization

The Event Horizon Telescope has Revealed the Magnetic Field Lines Around M87's Central Black Hole

A new look at the black hole in M87 tells us about the magnetic fields that drive its activity.

8 months ago

New Observations Agree That the Universe is 13.77 Billion Years old

A new measure of the cosmic microwave background supports an older universe, and raises more problems for cosmology.

11 months ago

Polarized light from the cosmic background hints at new physics

Distant light from the big bang is twisted as it travels to us. This could mean dark matter is more…

1 year ago

We’ve Discovered Inflation! Now What?

Days like these make being an astrophysicist interesting. ¬†On the one hand, there is the annoucement of BICEP2 that the…

8 years ago

The Milky Way’s Magnetic Personality

[/caption] Recently we took a look at a very unusual type of map - the Faraday Sky. Now an international…

10 years ago

First Look At Interstellar Turbulence

[/caption] All of the space that surrounds us isn't empty. We've always known the Milky Way was filled with great…

10 years ago

Studying Planets With Sunglasses

While finding a planet orbiting another star is incredibly exciting, it's almost becoming commonplace. The current exoplanet count is up…

14 years ago