Astrophysics News

Dark matter mystery unravelled with new model

An international team of researchers has developed a new model called HYPER that may finally reveal the enigmatic properties of dark matter.

Exploring the mechanisms of cosmetic magnetic fields

Scientists have shed new light on a possible mechanism that may seed magnetic fields for the galactic dynamo.

Characterising the earliest galaxies in the Universe

A team of astrophysicists have used the presence of hydrogen to detect the formation of the Universe's earliest galaxies.

Gamma-ray bursts reveal exciting information about the Universe’s evolution

A team of astrophysicists has succeeded in measuring a gamma-ray burst's hidden energy by utilising light polarisation.

Measuring space weather without leaving the ground

A team of researchers developed a magneto-impedance magnetometer to determine the status of space weather without the use of satellites.

Using atomic clocks in space to solve dark matter mystery

Read about how sending atomic clocks deep into space may help to detect and understand enigmatic dark matter.

Inside Virgo: Europe’s flagship gravitational wave detector

Giancarlo Cella details Italy’s Virgo interferometer, designed to detect gravitational waves predicted by the general theory of relativity.

First galaxies determined by non-detection of key signal

Researchers have been able to make some observations about the first galaxies to exist by using data from India’s SARAS3 radio telescope. 

Astrophysicists hunt for ways to observe the second-closest supermassive black hole

The supermassive black hole is a behemoth that is three million times the mass of the Sun, hosted by the dwarf galaxy Leo I.

LIGO: Unravelling the mysteries of the Universe through gravitational wave detection

Discover how the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Laboratory is advancing gravitational waves research.

Life on exoplanets and the origin of life on Earth

Read how ETH Zurich is pioneering research to uncover the origin of life in the Universe and identify extra-terrestrial life on exoplanets.

New discovery challenges formation theory of gamma-ray bursts

New research led by the University of Bath has unveiled that gamma-ray bursts may sometimes be formed by new-born supramassive stars.


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.