Caught in the act: Cosmic radio burst
In The News • January 20, 2015
Fast radio bursts are quick, bright flashes of radio waves from an unknown source in space. They are a mysterious phenomenon that last only a few milliseconds, and until now they have not been observed in real time. An international team of astronomers, including three from the Carnegie Observatories, has ...
PTF11kly in the News
In The News • September 7, 2011
In a galaxy not so far away, at least in astronomical terms, the death of a star has created a bright light in the sky. When scientists looked at the Pinwheel Galaxy, about 21 million light years away, on Aug. 22, all looked normal. But over the next two days, a light emerged. It was a supernova, one of th...