UChicago study: New LIGO readings could improve disputed measurement within 5-10 years Twenty years ago, scientists were shocked to realize that our universe is not only expanding, but that it’s expanding faster over time.
Matthew Green is an assistant professor of physics at NC State. He was involved in a multi-institutional research project aimed at detecting a process called Coherent Elastic Neutrino Nuclear Scattering (CEvNS). The project was successful, and its findings appear in Science. … Continue reading →
Berkeley Lab is leading the construction of a mile-deep experiment that seeks to solve a science mystery The race is on to build the most sensitive U.S.-based experiment designed to directly detect dark matter particles. Department of Energy officials have … Continue reading →
In their Journey of the Universe project—which includes a film, book, and website—philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker attempt to tell the biggest story ever told: the history of the universe. Through a compelling blend … Continue reading →
There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new study led by Michigan State University. Over the years, the Hubble Space Telescope has allowed astronomers to look deep into the … Continue reading →
Simulations dispute dogma: rocky planets may orbit many double stars Luke Skywalker’s home in “Star Wars” is the desert planet Tatooine, with twin sunsets because it orbits two stars. So far, only uninhabitable gas-giant planets have been identified circling such … Continue reading →
Project’s success spawns a new effort to study other local sky events SEATTLE — While many astronomical collaborations use powerful telescopes to target individual objects in the distant universe, a new project at The Ohio State University is doing something … Continue reading →
Daya Bay neutrino experiment publishes a new result on its first search for a “sterile” neutrino BEIJING; BERKELEY, CA; and UPTON, NY—The Daya Bay Collaboration, an international group of scientists studying the subtle transformations of subatomic particles called neutrinos, is … Continue reading →