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Searching for extraterrestrial life — by keeping an eye on exploding stars
Mon, 07/31/2023
In a new study, Yale undergrad Andy Nilipour used supernovae to narrow the search for alien civilizations. When you’re searching the skies for signs of...
Astrophysicists present first evidence of gravitational wave ‘background’
Wed, 06/28/2023
A quintet of new studies offers the first direct evidence of a gravitational wave background, confirming standard models of black hole growth. By Jim Shelton...
Zili Shen and Kaustav Mitra - Yale 2023 3-Minute Thesis Competition Divisional Winners
Thu, 03/16/2023
Yale’s 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges Ph.D. students to describe their thesis work to a non-specialist audience – in just 3 minutes! Join us in...
Images of three candidate massive galaxies, seen 500-800 million years after the Big Bang. The galaxies have a similar number of stars as the Milky Way, but they look different: the stars are packed very tightly together. These images are a composite of separate exposures taken by the James Webb Space Telescope using the NIRCam instrument. Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, I. Labbe (Swinburne University of Technology). Image processing: G. Brammer (Niels Bohr Institute’s Cosmic Dawn Center at the University of Copen
Early universe may be ‘teeming’ with bright galaxies, new data reveals
Wed, 02/22/2023
The Milky Way just learned it has a bunch of much older siblings. New data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has revealed that the universe produced star-filled...

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