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Colliding galaxies and 'Goldilocks' planets: the revolution in astronomy

Astronomy is in the middle of a data revolution, a time of enormous discovery ... closer to answering questions about whether life exists elsewhere in the cosmos, how our planet came to be here, our c... read more

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window to the cosmos. Gravitational waves carry information about their dramatic ... read more

LIGO-India gets the green light

The project will build an Advanced LIGO Observatory ... their origins and about the nature of gravity that cannot otherwise be obtained. With their first direct detection, announced on February 11, sc... read more

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Scientists measure all of the starlight ever produced by the observable universe

It is a powerful observatory that has provided enormous amounts of data ... jets of energetic particles that leap out of their galaxies and streak across the cosmos at nearly the speed of light. When ... read more

NASA lets go of Spirit

The rover sent its last message in March of 2010, and it was hoped that as Martian summer dawned at Spirit’s location, the solar cells might absorb enough energy to reawaken the plucky explorer. Howev... read more

Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour

But all three share a passion for their subject as well as a long history of helping non-scientific audiences understand the wonders of ... in one thought”. Welcome to the Universe is more than a brea... read more

Hubble Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Spectacular New Images

For the 15th anniversary, scientists used the ACS to record ... and has provided proof that an unseen force called "dark energy" dominates the cosmos. Here is a synopsis of the Earth-orbiting observat... read more

It's time to get excited about gravitational waves

It is hard to overstate the significance of this discovery. It is our first direct contact with our first stellar ancestors. It is our first direct view of a place in the universe ... Interferometer G... read more

The Largest Trainwrecks in the Universe

Edna St. Vincent Millay It was just a little while ago that we were all speculating wildly -- and optimistically -- about Comet ISON, as it plunged towards the Sun from its origins in the ... to do wi... read more

Fast radio bursts could help us estimate the weight of the universe

The work on FRBs capped a year of spectacular discovery and advances for Swinburne’s Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, which included: taking part in a new experiment to use the timing of ra... read more

Will we ever see a black hole?

But there is once place in the universe where we could actually witness this problem occurring in real life and perhaps even solve it: the edge of a black hole. Here, we find the most extreme gravity ... read more

Blue Origin successfully tests its crew escape system

Unlike other methods, this rocket is reusable, a technology NASA likes to explore. It lifted a full-scale suborbtial crew capsule to a height of 700 meters (2300 feet) and carried it 500 meters (1600 ... read more

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