This is the first time astronomers have ever detected the polarisation of radio waves within the Universe’s most powerful jets
NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has been observing the most energetic events and objects in the universe for the past ten years
Marking the beginning of a new era in astrophysics, scientists have detected ripples in space-time and electromagnetic radiation, or light, from the same event
Astronomers now have the best evidence to date that the energetic events known as gamma-ray bursts produce a very narrow beam or jet
New research shows that the emission thought to be an afterglow actually originated from a distant galaxy’s core
That’s one question that astronomers are asking after our current understanding of these bright explosions is challenged by new observations.
We take a look at stellar quakes, the massive eruptions of energy that are released when a neutron star’s surface cracks open.
Find out what space phenomenon shines the brightest right here.