March 2019 News

New studies confirm existence of galaxies with almost no dark matter

Fri, 03/29/2019
A Yale-led team of researchers is doubling down on its earlier finding of a galaxy with almost no dark matter. In 2018, the researchers published their original study about...

A new theory for ‘Oumuamua: It’s a comet that rocks

Tue, 03/12/2019
Astronomers at Yale and Caltech say that ‘Oumuamua, the much-discussed interstellar space rock, is best viewed as a comet with odd properties — and not an alien probe, as has...

Debra Fischer designated the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy

Thu, 03/07/2019
Debra Fischer, newly named as the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy, is a leading exoplanet researcher. Fischer has discovered hundreds of exoplanets, celestial bodies...

The case of the over-tilting exoplanets

Mon, 03/04/2019
For almost a decade, astronomers have tried to explain why so many pairs of planets outside our solar system have an odd configuration — their orbits seem to have been pushed...