Thar she blows – up in space
Most energetic outflow from a distant quasar detected.
Astronomers say they have detected the most energetic wind ever measured from any quasar. It is travelling at nea...
A close look at a black hole’s jet
Data from the Event Horizon Telescope keeps on giving.
Creating the first direct image of a black hole is a hard act to follow, but it seems there are more goodies to be ha...
Another twist in the dark matter story
Electromagnetic signals don’t deliver the evidence.
US researchers say we can rule out dark matter being responsible for mysterious electromagnetic signals previously ob...
Quasar tsunamis rip through space
The phenomenon carries more energy than a gamma-ray burst.
This artist's concept of a distant galaxy with an active quasar at its centre shows the large amount of energy genera...
Slime mould sheds light on cosmic web
Algorithmic simulations use it to map binding dark matter.
Researchers have been creative in trying to trace the elusive cosmic web, the large-scale backbone of the cosmos. ...
How quickly is the Universe expanding?
It’s a question that’s causing a crisis in astrophysics.
The following is an excerpt from the article “Hubble trouble, boils and bubbles which is available in the Summer 2019...
Catching frame dragging in action
20-year study verifies Einstein’s prediction of general relativity.
Scientists studying tiny changes in a pulsar’s signal have proven that massive rotating objects drag surrounding spac...
Connecting dots in the sky
Scientists match up maps of matter and light.
Astrophysicists say they are a step closer to understanding the origin of a faint glow of gamma rays covering the nig...
The Hubble Constant is constantly perplexing
Astronomers suggest an entirely different way of measuring it.
Astronomers looking at ghostly images of the light from distant quasars have deepened one of the biggest mysteries in...
Beware solar storms, scientists warn
They could be more regular than thought.
Solar blow-ups like the Carrington Event, a 1859 solar storm long believed to be the largest in the history of modern...
Gas emissions discovered from interstellar comet
This will help scientists work out what it’s made of.
Astronomers have detected gas emissions from a comet streaking into our Solar System from interstellar space. The co...
Milky Way exploded three million years ago
The discovery dramatically alters our understanding of our galaxy.
A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way j...