Understanding the physics of a certain emission line will allow astronomers to study galaxies that existed a long time ago far, far away.
The most distant quasar yet discovered illuminates the early universe…
Hints of a theory beyond General Relativity could lie in the shape of a black hole’s shadow. An Earth-sized telescope will allow us to resolve these shadows for the first time.
Supernova remnant magnetic fields may play a key role in accelerating electrons to relativistic velocities. West et al. investigate the magnetic field conditions inside young supernova remnants and discover that they may not be as well-behaved as they appear.
In a strange, half-lost, piece of work Roger Penrose draws four figures dropping their lines into the depths of a black hole, and in doing so finds a new and hugely influential way to steal energy away from the heart of a spinning singularity.
Today’s paper takes you back to the time when anisotropies in the Cosmic Microwave Background first shaped Observational Cosmology into the field it is today.