Behold the Mighty Quasar: The Science Behind These Galactic Lighthouses

March 1, 2018

Supernovas pale in comparison to quasars, which are astonishingly massive radiation powerhouses in distant space capable of emitting thousands of times the energy output of our galaxy, explains Paul Sutter, community outreach coordinator at the Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics.

New Stellar Streams Found Orbiting the Milky Way

February 12, 2018
dark energy

The universe is expanding at an accelerating rate and so is our knowledge of it, thanks to large-scale cosmic surveys like the Dark Energy Survey, which the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics has played a key role in. The results are unraveling secrets about our galaxy's past.

What in the World Is Metallic Hydrogen?

February 2, 2018
jupiter clouds

Beneath the cloud tops of Jupiter exist conditions so bizarre that scientists thought they might only be found in exotic environments like white dwarfs and neutron stars, says Paul Sutter of the Department of Astronomy.