Astrophysics & Cosmology
The Planck mission released a first glimpse of data that, later this year, will test BICEP2’s discovery of gravitational waves.
In a few years, scientists will come out with a new map of a third of the sky, one that will go deeper and bring that depth into sharper focus than any survey has yet achieved. It will pinpoint 25 million galaxies and quasars, pulling back the curtains on the history of the universe’s expansion over more than half of the age of the universe.
An engineer at SLAC laboratory constructed a full-scale model of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's cryostat in his spare time.
The recent BICEP2 discovery of evidence for cosmic inflation might point to new physics.
Scientists say collisions between dark matter particles might be the cause of a curious excess of gamma-ray light coming from the center of our galaxy.
The Cosmic Microwave Background, leftover light from the big bang, carries a wealth of information about the universe—for those who can read it.