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physics and astronomy

Physics+Astronomy
Dark matter may be older than the big bang
Published Aug 8, 2019
Mathematical model suggests dark matter may have been produced before the big bang during cosmic inflation, when space was expanding rapidly
Astrophysics
Mystery of how fast our universe is expanding grows
Published April 25, 2019
As scientists refine Hubble measurements, the disparity between the calculated and expected rate of universe expansion widens
President's Frontier Award
Brice Ménard honored for groundbreaking research
Published Feb 13, 2019 Video
His work with data sets from astronomical observatories has helped transform his field
Physics+Astronomy
Distant planet vanishing at record speed
Published Dec 13, 2018
Hubble's discovery of a rare Neptune-sized exoplanet 96 light-years away will help astronomers understand how planets evolve
'Hubble Tension'
Cosmic crisis quelled?
Published Nov 28, 2018
Hopkins theorists suggest that an exotic form of dark energy is responsible for a discrepancy in the rate at which the universe expands
Astronomy
Elusive star has origins close to Big Bang
Published Nov 5, 2018
The newly discovered star's composition indicates that, in a cosmic family tree, it could be as little as one generation removed from the Big Bang
Dark matter's cooling property
Published March 5, 2018
New findings published in 'Nature' suggest dark matter can absorb heat energy, as JHU researchers predicted
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
Quantum science
Physicist among group awarded NSF grant
Published Aug 24, 2017
JHU's Natalia Drichko is part of a group of scientists to organize grad, post-doc summer school for quantum technology