Astronomers Might See Dark Matter by Staring into the Void

[ad_1] In our search for cosmic signals of dark matter, we could be likened to drunkards looking for lost keys beneath lampposts, where the light shines the brightest. Here, the “lampposts” are regions of space teeming with galaxies and galaxy clusters, which are...

Our Sun Could Someday Reveal the Surfaces of Alien Earths

[ad_1] We now know of more than 5,000 exoplanets beyond the solar system. What we really understand about each of these worlds, though, is barely anything at all. Most of them have been seen only indirectly from their shadows as they cross in front of the stars they...

Physicists Find a Shortcut to Seeing an Elusive Quantum Glow

[ad_1] Theoretical physics is full of weird and wonderful concepts: wormholes, quantum foam and multiverses, just to name a few. The problem is that while such things easily emerge from theorists’ equations, they are practically impossible to create and test in a...

Major African Radio Telescope Will Help to Image Black Holes

[ad_1] Astronomers across Africa and Europe have reacted with delight to news that Africa’s first millimetre-range radio telescope is to be built. The Africa Millimetre Telescope will fill a gap in the coverage of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a global network of...