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Astronomy

Astrophysics
Which came first: black holes or galaxies?
Published Feb 6, 2024
Black holes not only existed at the dawn of time, they birthed new stars and supercharged galaxy formation, a new analysis of James Webb Space Telescope data suggests
Exoplanets
Clearer views of distant water worlds
Published Nov 27, 2023
Research by Hopkins scientists will help model how water exoplanets form and evolve—findings that could help in the search for life beyond our solar system
In Memoriam
Enterprising astronomer, space researcher Samuel Durrance dies at 79
Published May 10, 2023
Durrance, a Johns Hopkins research scientist from 1980 to 1997, made influential contributions to the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope and flew on two NASA missions as a payload specialist
Astronomy
This new interactive map lets you scroll through the universe
Published Nov 17, 2022
New map of the universe displays for the first time the span of the entire known cosmos with pinpoint accuracy, sweeping beauty
Planetary sciences
Rover the moon
Published June 28, 2022
Johns Hopkins planetary geophysicist Kevin Lewis is co-investigator for a NASA mission that aims to study ice and water on the moon's surface
Astronomy
Johns Hopkins astronomers to discuss new satellite galaxy simulation
Published June 14, 2022
A new simulation used by Johns Hopkins researchers shows abundant streams of satellite galaxies, which early predictions thought to be incredibly rare
Astronomy
New clues suggest how hot Jupiters form
Published June 10, 2022
Johns Hopkins astronomers discover new way of determining the relative age of exoplanets and prove there are multiple ways these planets form
Mapping the universe's origin story
Published Fall 2021
The long-awaited James Webb Space Telescope, which launches in December, will help astronomers understand the birth, evolution, and future of our universe / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Faculty news
Johns Hopkins theoretical physicist shares 2021 Gruber Cosmology Prize
Published May 5, 2021
Marc Kamionkowski honored along with two others for work on cosmic microwave background
Podcast
Searching for signs of alien life
Published Dec 25, 2020
In the podcast "Wild Thing," host and SAIS alum Laura Krantz searches for evidence of extraterrestrial life