Scientists don't fully understand the inner workings of our solar system’s most important star, but an unexpected finding from researchers in the Department of Physics is shedding some new light on the matter.
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.
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.
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.