10/19/2016 12:15:29
Robert Perkins
"Planet Nine," which may lurk beyond Neptune, may be the reason that the solar system's planets orbit at a six-degree angle with respect to the sun.
artistic rendering of Planet Nine
06/15/2016 10:15:06
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in the data from Advanced LIGO detectors.
06/14/2016 16:30:38
The latest research in the effort to detect gravitational waves will be discussed in a press briefing on Wednesday, June 15.
06/20/2016 08:00:22
Lori Dajose
The discovery of an exoplanet that is essentially still in its infancy is an important step to understanding how planets, including the Earth, form.
06/14/2016 10:22:05
Lori Dajose
For the first time, a chiral molecule has been detected outside of our solar system. The discovery is an important step to understanding the origins of life.
06/02/2016 06:23:39
Whitney Clavin
The $1 million Kavli Prize in Astrophysics has been awarded to the three founders of LIGO.
06/01/2016 10:52:58
Whitney Clavin
This year's Shaw Prize in Astronomy, worth $1.2 million, has been awarded to the trio of researchers who founded LIGO.
Aerial photograph of LIGO Livingston facility
04/19/2016 17:26:29
A new study provides clues to the mystery of free-floating planets, worlds which sit in the darkness of space without any companion planets or even a host sun.
03/28/2016 17:40:35
How do some gas giant planets end up so feverishly close to their stars? NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope finds new clues.
03/17/2016 18:37:38
A strange new kind of galactic beast has been spotted in the cosmic wilderness. Dubbed "super spirals," these unprecedented galaxies dwarf our own Milky Way.
03/03/2016 17:53:24
The Caltech HIgh-speed Multi-color camERA (CHIMERA) system is looking for objects in the Kuiper Belt, the band of icy bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune that includes Pluto.
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