Recent News Releases

September 20, 2019

The National Science Foundation has just announced the award of a $12.7M grant to architect and design a next-generation Event Horizon Telescope (ngEHT) to carry out a program of transformative black hole science.

September 5, 2019

Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration Director Shep Doeleman of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian will accept the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics on behalf of the EHT collaboration. The $3 million prize will be shared equally with the 347 scientists co-authoring any of the six papers published by the EHT on April 10, 2019.

LHS 3844b
August 19, 2019

A new study using data from the IRAC camera on NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope provides a rare glimpse at the conditions on the surface of a rocky planet around another star. The exoplanet very likely has little to no atmosphere, according to the data, and could be covered in the same cooled volcanic material that comprises the dark lunar regions known as mare.