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astrophysics

Kudos
Heckman receives lifetime achievement award
Published Sept 21, 2018
Physics and Astronomy chair Tim Heckman awarded the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Astrophysics
Hubble's inconsistent constant
Published Sept 21, 2018
The universe is expanding faster than expected, and cosmologists aren't sure why
Outer space
Super blue blood moon rising
Published Sept 21, 2018
Space Fellow Kirsten Hall sheds light on the three converging lunar events that will take place Wednesday morning and won't reoccur for another 37 years
Space exploration
What makes a planet a planet?
Published Sept 21, 2018
Astrophysicist proposes an upper size limit on what should be considered planets
Astrophysics
How fast is the universe expanding? Measurements yield different results
Published Sept 21, 2018
Nobel-winning astrophysicist Adam Riess says dark matter behavior could explain calculation discrepancy / BBC News
Breakthrough Prize
Big Breakthrough for Bennett
Published Sept 21, 2018
Johns Hopkins astrophysicist Charles Bennett shares $3M Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for groundbreaking WMAP space mission
Space science
'Monster at the heart of our galaxy'
Published Sept 21, 2018
UCLA astrophysicist Andrea Ghez will deliver lecture on supermassive black holes
Observing a one-star meal
Published Sept 21, 2018
Scientists find new ways to track stars eaten by black holes, promising to help paint a clearer picture of this cosmic phenomenon
Astrophysics
Can one cosmic mystery help solve another?
Published Sept 21, 2018
Astrophysicists from Johns Hopkins propose using mysterious fast radio bursts to help detect dark matter
Space scholar
Nobel laureate Adam Riess named 22nd BDP
Published Sept 21, 2018
Astrophysicist won 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for his team's discovery that the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating