Recent News Releases

November 23, 2020

An international team of scientists led by the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, has identified a problem with the growing interest in extractable resources on the moon: there aren’t enough of them to go around.

November 19, 2020

Sparked by an image uploaded to Twitter, new research indicates that the light produced by black hole accretion may be bright enough to reflect off of dust, illuminating the host galaxy, and creating light and dark rays similar to the effect of crepuscular rays on Earth.

November 12, 2020

Scientists today announced that they have observed the most luminous kilonova candidate on record, a find which challenges conventional theories of what happens in the aftermath of a gamma-ray burst.