Polarization

Astronomers Have Mapped the Milky Way's Magnetic Fields in 3D

Researchers have developed the first 3D maps of magnetic field structures within a spiral arm of the Milky Way. While…

1 month ago

ALMA Takes Next-Level Images of a Protoplanetary Disk

The ESO's Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is perched high in the Chilean Andes. ALMA is made of 66 high-precision…

3 months ago

New Images Reveal the Magnetic Fields in the Horsehead Nebula

A high-school student and an international team of astronomers created the first-ever map of the Horsehead Nebula's magnetic field.

10 months ago

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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

10 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…

12 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…

12 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…

16 years ago