Using multiple observatories, astronomers directly detect tellurium in two merging neutron stars.
MIT assistant professor of physics shares award for understanding the large-scale structure of the universe.
The MIT-led Cosmic Explorer project aims to detect gravitational waves from the earliest universe.
The frosty gas giant was discovered in a system that also hosts a warm Jupiter.
Recipients Luis Antonio Benítez, Carolina Cuesta-Lazaro, and Fernando Romero López receive support for their scientific research.
The next run will be the most sensitive search yet for gravitational waves.
Statistics tools support the idea that all radio bursts may repeat if observed long enough.
Since his first encounter with a research telescope, the astrophysics professor hasn't slowed in his quest to understand the behavior of galaxies.
Earth will meet a similar fate in 5 billion years.
The event was spotted in infrared data — also a first — suggesting further searches in this band could turn up more such bursts.
The observations will help astronomers pin down the physics of the plasma around black holes.