Astrophysics News

Cosmologists successfully measure the amount of matter in the Universe

A team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), USA, has precisely measured the total amount of matter in the Universe. As...

Utilising ALMA to search for planet formation in disks orbiting young stars

Anne Dutrey, from the Laboratory of Astrophysics of Bordeaux at Université de Bordeaux – CNRS, outlines new research utilising ALMA to search for planet...

Astronomers find the first example of an intact planet orbiting a white dwarf

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, has found the first example of an intact planet closely orbiting a...

Planck-HFI – a window onto the history of the Universe

Dr François Bouchet, Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), was one of the pioneers of the European Space Agency’s...

NSF awards $17.5m in funding for the Giant Magellan Telescope

National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted the GMTO Corporation $17.5m to accelerate the prototyping and testing of powerful optical and infrared technologies for the...

CTAO and the high energy Universe

CTAO Project Scientist, Dr Roberta Zanin, spoke to The Innovation Platform about the Cherenkov Telescope Array’s role in areas such as dark matter detection,...

First evidence that stars can tear apart their planet-forming discs

New research has revealed the first evidence that groups of stars can tear apart their planet-forming discs, leaving it warped and with tilted rings. An...

High-precision astrophysics and multi-messenger studies

Professor Kinwah Wu from University College London’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory discusses high-precision astrophysics in the context of multi-messenger...

Connecting neutron star diversity to that of supernovae explosions

Professor Samar Safi-Harb’s research addresses the physics of such objects as supernovae and neutron stars, and answers questions around their diversity, formation, and evolution,...

Water in space and the formation of new planets

Professor Edwin Bergin from the University of Michigan’s Department of Astronomy explains why a better understanding of water in space is crucial in understanding...

Gravitational wave observatories and multi-messenger astronomy

Joey Shapiro Key, an Assistant Professor at University of Washington Bothell, looks at the advent of multi-messenger astronomy and the role that gravitational wave...

EDRS – the ‘SpaceDataHighway’ for Earth Observation data

EDRS Project Manager, Michael Witting, speaks to The Innovation Platform about how the SpaceDataHighway has evolved and what the future might hold. Dubbed the ‘SpaceDataHighway’,...

Astrophysics

As a branch of space science, astrophysics refers to the applied laws of physics and chemistry to explain both birth and death of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and other objects in the universe.

Astrophysicists often seek to understand the universe and to explore how all life began.

Here you can find all the latest research and discovery in the field of astrophysics.