Energetic winds from a distant X-ray source A transient source of X-rays is reportedly ejecting a fast-moving wind with other unusual properties. It's the sixth known object to date to have shown those features.

A team of astronomers were studying GRS 1716-249, an object believed to host a black hole. A wind of gas flowing out of it can be seen in visible light, making it the sixth object of its class to have shown this feature till date.

Mysterious gas found near Milky Way’s center A cold, dense, and high-velocity gas has been detected near the center of our galaxy. Scientists are puzzled by its presence as neither Sagittarius A* is currently active nor a star is under formation.

A mysterious cold gas shooting out of the center of the Milky Way galaxy has left scientists puzzled.

Black holes and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity How mathematician Roger Penrose’s black hole modeling in 1965 provided evidence for the Theory of Relativity and earned him the 2020 Nobel Prize.

As we settle into October, many start turning their attention towards the fall and Halloween. Scientists turn their attention to the announcement of the Nobel Prizes. This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jennifer Duoba and Emmanuelle Charpentier READ MORE

Neptune-sized planet could be the exposed core of a far-away gas giant Astronomers discover a planet that had less hydrogen and helium than was expected, and so it could be an exposed gas giant core left over from the formation of the solar system around it.

We know very little about the insides of planets. For Earth, scientists have been able to use seismic waves to map out the various layers. For planets like Jupiter and Saturn, however, who are mostly made up of gases like READ MORE

An Interstellar Asteroid Just Flew Through Our Solar System Scientists are guessing the origins of an interstellar asteroid visitor they detected speeding through our solar system

An asteroid recently came blazing through our solar system and it appears to be an interstellar visitor. The asteroid, dubbed A/2017 U1, would be the first interstellar object ever to be observed within our own solar system. A/2017 U1 caught READ MORE

A New Field of Science: Space Pasta and Nuclear Crusts Astromaterial science studies nuclear pasta and Coulomb crystals in neutron stars

A new field of science is born – astromaterial science. First mentioned in today’s paper, this scientific field studies materials of astronomical objects that are denser than materials commonly found on Earth. Scientists, M. E. Caplan and C. J. Horowitz, READ MORE

Gravitational Waves from A Neutron Star Merger Shake the Earth and Astrophysics The LIGO/Virgo gravitational wave detection on Oct 16 leads to major leaps in understanding of astrophysics.

Big News! Astrophysics receives a gift. Interferometers at LIGO and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from two neutron stars merging. This detection not only supports Einstein’s theory of relativity, but also teaches us even more about astrophysics that we didn’t know before.

The Sleeping Giant in a Small Town A supermassive black hole, 17 billion times the size of our Sun, was found in a small galaxy

Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole, weighing 17 billion suns, in the middle of nowhere. This nearly record-breaking supermassive black hole is in the center of a small galaxy cluster, which is a small town by universe standards. At READ MORE

Two Black Holes Made a Mega Black Hole! An insight into the size of the gravitational wave as well as the benefit of three detectors

1.76 billion light years away, two black holes smashed into one another, bearing one huge black hole the size of 53 suns. The explosion from this merger created enormous distortions in spacetime, known as gravitational waves. These gravitational ripples have READ MORE

Have we finally found dark matter? The Fermi-LAT telescope experiment attempts to pinpoint the origin of an excess of gamma rays that might be a dark matter signal coming from the center of the Milky Way!

There is overwhelming evidence to support the existence of dark matter, but its existence is still a mystery to physicists. A method called Indirect detection remains one of our best hopes for experimentally detecting particles of the elusive Dark Matter READ MORE