A unique type of supernova may have caused the trajectory of one of the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy. Astronomy professor Kris Stanek comments on the discovery — based on new data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite — via Science Magazine.
Think Ohio Stadium is big? You should see the Green Bank Telescope, which clocks in at 16.8 million pounds with a dish that spans 2.3 acres. A group of astronomy and physics students recently got an inside look at the massive radio telescope.
Professor Emeritus of Astronomy Bradley Peterson has been awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, one of NASA's most lauded annual awards that has been given to many notable astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin.
Turns out the space travel depicted in the 1962 novel and new film “A Wrinkle In Time” isn’t all that far fetched. Paul Sutter, community outreach coordinator at the Center for Cosmology and Astro Particle Physics, tells us how the fictional story ties into real-life theories.
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.