This video is based on a gathering between students and scientists organized last year by AUI/NRAO, SOCHIAS and Inspiring Girls, with the enthusiastic participation of scientists from the ALMA and ESO Observatories and three universities in Chile
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Astronomy may well be the oldest science of all, seeking answers to questions such as: "Where did it all come from?" and "Are we alone?" But, today's astronomers are focusing on phenomena our forbearers never imagined—planets orbiting other stars, for example; black holes the size of our solar system; galaxies being driven apart by invisible "dark energy"; ripples in the fabric of space and time; and of course the big bang, where time itself began.
Black holes, star births and deaths, colliding galaxies and more are all in a day's work at the VLA
What do we know about black holes? Joe Pesce, a National Science Foundation astrophysicist, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) "astrocomb"
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black hole. On April 10, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers revealed that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow
First observation of torus surrounding the supermassive black hole at the core of powerful radio galaxy
Astronomers used the National Science Foundation's Karl Jansky Very Large Array to observe the dusty, doughnut-shaped torus surrounding the black hole and accretion disk at the center of a powerful radio galaxy
After almost a decade of work, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope project have produced the first-ever actual image of a gargantuan black hole. If you could fly next to the supermassive black hole M87*, this is what you would see
What is a black hole? Hans Krimm, an observational astronomer at the National Science Foundation, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
Armed with a small antenna, scientists make a giant discovery: Evidence of the first light from some of the first stars in the universe
In theoretical research that could explain everything from planet formation to outflows from stars to even the settling of volcanic ash, Caltech researchers have discovered a new mechanism to explain how the act of dust moving through gas leads to clumps of dust
How can someone discover a real planet in the solar system? Michael Brown of the California Institute of Technology answers the question in this special "Mysteries of the Cosmos" edition of "Ask a Scientist"
Mammals gone wild, blue star mystery, muscle rescue and taming a berry
In the last few years, the Vavilov Ice Cap in the Russian High Arctic has dramatically accelerated, sliding as much as 82 feet a day in 2015, according to a new multi-national, multi-institute study
Hot and cold time travel, light-speed A.I. for I.D., and hey, where'd the water go?
Why isn't Pluto a planet anymore? And what is a planet anyway? Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty explains!
On Sept. 22, 2017, the National Science Foundation's IceCube Neutrino Observatory alerted the international astronomy community that a high-energy neutrino had passed through the Earth. That notification set in motion follow-on observations from nearly two dozen observatories on Earth and in space, ultimately confirming the source of the neutrino, a first for science
National Science Foundation-funded scientists and engineers are bringing some of their most challenging research questions to the International Space Station
A Yale University-led research group has created the most detailed maps yet of a vast seedbed of stars similar to Earth's sun
Butterfly eyes, species expansion, everything-repellent and the cosmos. It's your weekly briefing on the latest discoveries you might not hear about anywhere else, all with funding from the National Science Foundation
Frank Würthwein, a University of California, San Diego, physics professor, talks about how multi-messenger astronomy is advancing our knowledge of the universe