According to a new study, middle-aged stars can undergo a midlife crisis of their own kind, experiencing drastic interruptions in their activity and rotation rates at about the same age as the Sun.
Black holes are not what they consume. Einstein’s theory of general relativity forecasts that regardless of what a black hole gobbles up, its external properties are based only on its rotation, mass and electric charge.
The shortest-ever gamma-ray burst (GRB) caused due to the collapse of a massive star has been discovered by astronomers.
Black holes are detected by the gravitational wave signal they emit upon colliding with other black holes. Such black holes could be the product of much earlier parent collisions.
The Australian Government offers financial support to scientists at The Australian National University (ANU), helping Canberra reach a step ahead to being Australia’s home to deep space laser communication.
Nuclear fusion offers the potential for a safe, clean and abundant energy source.
In the depths of space, there are celestial bodies where extreme conditions prevail: Rapidly rotating neutron stars generate super-strong magnetic fields.
Astronomers conducted an elaborate and sensitive survey of a large portion of the Milky Way galaxy using two of the world’s most powerful radio telescopes. They were able to detect previously unseen tracers of huge star formation, a process that controls galactic ecosystems.
For the first time, astronomers have detected the existence of a disk around a planet, present outside the solar system, with the help of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
Researchers have discovered a "layer" Hall effect in a solid state chip constructed of antiferromagnetic manganese bismuth telluride, a finding that signals a much sought-after topological Axion insulating state, the team reports in the current edition of the journal Nature.