Physicists monitoring the Large Hadron Collider are seeking clues to a theory that will answer deeper questions about the cosmos. But the silence from the frontier has been ominous.
Setting the stage for the next chapter in the quest to end cosmic loneliness, astronomers released a list of objects they are 90 percent sure are planets orbiting other stars.
This is the third black-hole smashup that astronomers have detected since they started keeping watch on the cosmos back in September 2015.
The Sesame detector will use synchrotron light to study materials ranging from exotic semiconductors to viruses.
Dr. Steigman helped show that most matter in the universe was not made of atoms, a finding that led to modern conceptions of dark matter and dark energy.
The spacecraft is set to venture into the gap between Saturn and its innermost ring 22 times until Sept. 15, then crash into the planet.
The planet, about 40 light years from Earth, is close enough that astronomers hope they will someday be able to probe its atmosphere for signs of water or other evidence of suitability for life.
A new series on the National Geographic Channel introduces viewers to the man behind the cuddly accent and the curvatures of space-time.
Astronomers are puzzled by X-rays that for a brief time were a thousand times brighter than all of its home galaxy’s light.
Dr. Drever, a Scotsman long associated with Caltech, played a key role in the detection of gravitational waves — space-time ripples predicted by Einstein.