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Johns Hopkins astrophysicists observe long-theorized quantum phenomena
Published July 30, 2020
A team led by students probes the mass-radius relation of white dwarf stars, observing in their data evidence of quantum mechanics and Einstein's theory of general relativity
Hubble finds black hole disk that shouldn't exist
Published July 15, 2019
The presence of a thin accretion disk in malnourished galaxy NGC 3147 defies current astronomical theories
Heckman receives lifetime achievement award
Published Aug 13, 2018
Physics and Astronomy chair Tim Heckman awarded the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Hubble's inconsistent constant
Published March 2, 2018
The universe is expanding faster than expected, and cosmologists aren't sure why
Outer space
Super blue blood moon rising
Published Jan 30, 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 Jan 23, 2018
Astrophysicist proposes an upper size limit on what should be considered planets
How fast is the universe expanding? Measurements yield different results
Published Jan 11, 2018
Nobel-winning astrophysicist Adam Riess says dark matter behavior could explain calculation discrepancy / BBC News
Breakthrough Prize
Big Breakthrough for Bennett
Published Dec 3, 2017
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 13, 2017
UCLA astrophysicist Andrea Ghez will deliver lecture on supermassive black holes
Observing a one-star meal
Published Sept 16, 2016
Scientists find new ways to track stars eaten by black holes, promising to help paint a clearer picture of this cosmic phenomenon