Astrophysics News

Dark matter halos discovery challenges gravity theory

Scientists have unearthed a groundbreaking discovery about dark matter halos that challenges our understanding of the Universe and provides an alternative gravity theory. The Standard...

Super-Earth observed near the habitable zone of red dwarf

A super-Earth planet has been discovered near the habitable zone of a red dwarf star only 37 light-years from the Earth. The new discovery of...

How does a supermassive black hole influence star formation?

A collaborative research team led by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, has investigated the influence of supermassive black holes on star...

AI: Assisting three-dimensional galaxy distribution analysis of our Universe

A research team from the Kavli Institute’s Physics and Mathematics of the Universe has developed a simulation for three-dimensional galaxy distribution analysis of the...

Scientists develop an animated model of the Milky Way to investigate dust

Astronomers at the Royal Astronomical Society utilised an animated model of the Milky Way to investigate dust, allowing them to determine groundbreaking conclusions regarding...

Iron and the possibility of life on other planets

New insights on iron from the University of Oxford could narrow down the search for life on other planets. The Innovation Platform spoke to...

Analysing the connection between heavy-ion collisions and neutron stars

Professor Claudia Ratti from the University of Houston discusses the connection between heavy-ion collisions and astrophysical observations of neutron stars and their mergers, and...

A pulsar’s ability to host planets: Revealed at the first exoplanet detection

A research team from the Royal Astronomical Society investigated the first exoplanet detection and revealed that a pulsar has...

The S4716 Star: The fastest known star in the Milky Way

A collaborative research team including the University of Cologne and Masaryk University in Brno have observed the S4716 Star, the fastest known star in...

Scientists investigate the link between star formation and radio emission

A research team from Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam has investigated the link between star formation and radio emission. Fifty years ago, scientists observed a connection...

Discovering exotic carbon microcrystals in meteorite dust

Scientists have analysed the exotic carbon microcrystals revealed in the Chelyabinsk meteor to help discover processes to identify previous meteorites. An international team of researchers...

Images captured of a near-Sun comet breaking apart

A research team from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has captured images of a near-Sun comet breaking apart. Scientists captured images of a near-Sun...

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.