Astronomy

Solving the Dark Energy Mystery: A New Assignment for a ...

Astronomy
Forty-five years ago this month, a telescope tucked inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome atop a mile-high peak in Arizona took ...

Artificially lit surfaces on Earth increase more than 2% per ...

Astronomy
Concerns about light pollution arose in the astronomical field as a consequence of its adverse effects on astronomical observations, but ...

CARMENES instrument finds its first exoplanet

Astronomy
The CARMENES project, promoted by a consortium of eleven German and Spanish institutions and led by the Higher Council for ...

Why refracting telescopes are popular

Astronomy
A good refractor is to be preferred when it comes to high-quality celestial observation, such as that which involves the ...

Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring ...

Astronomy
At the ends of the Solar System, beyond the orbit of Neptune, there is a belt of objects composed of ...

A light in the dark: NASA sounding rocket probes the ...

Astronomy
Though stars and galaxies fill our night sky, most of the matter in the universe resides in the dark voids ...

CARMENES instrument demonstrates its ability to find Earth-like planets

Astronomy
CARMENES instrument, developed by a consortium of eleven German and Spanish institutions and coordinated by the Institute of Astrophysics of ...

The material that obscures supermassive black holes

Astronomy
Black holes appear to play a fundamental role in how galaxies evolve throughout their life during a phase in which ...

Highest-energy cosmic rays have extragalactic origin

Astronomy
Cosmic rays are atomic nuclei that travel through space at speeds close to that of light. Low-energy cosmic rays come ...

The unprecedented view of an exoplanet´s atmosphere

Astronomy
The search for planets outside our Solar System is, nowadays, one of the most active areas of astrophysics. With more ...