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The light-bending dance of binary black holes

A binary black holes is a pair of orbiting black holes millions of times the Sun's mass perform a hypnotic pas de...

Telescopes unite in unprecedented observations of famous black hole

In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However,...

From stardust to pale blue dot: Carbon’s interstellar journey to Earth

Carbon on Earth, the ultimate journey. We are made of stardust, the saying goes, and a pair of studies including University of...

‘Mosh pits’ in star clusters a likely source of LIGO’s first...

Northwestern University astrophysicists have predicted history. In a new study, the scientists show their theoretical predictions last year were correct: The historic merger of...

Life’s first handshake: Chiral molecule detected in interstellar space

Scientists applaud the first detection of a "handed" molecule, (propylene oxide) in interstellar space. It was detected, primarily with the NSF's Green Bank Telescope,...