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Partial Solar Eclipse from Indiana Science Image April 9, 2024
Total Solar Eclipse from Indiana Science Image April 9, 2024
‘Blob-like’ home of farthest-known fast radio burst is collection of seven galaxies Science Image January 10, 2024
Flower Moon above Chicago photographed by Imran Sultan Science Image December 13, 2023
Western Veil Nebula photographed by Imran Sultan Science Image December 13, 2023
‘Teenage galaxies’ are unusually hot, glowing with unexpected elements Science Image November 20, 2023
Bursts of star formation explain mysterious brightness at cosmic dawn Science Image October 4, 2023
Black holes eat faster than previously expected Science Image September 21, 2023
Black holes eat faster than previously expected Science Image September 21, 2023
Black holes eat faster than previously expected Science Image September 21, 2023
Black holes eat faster than previously expected Science Image September 21, 2023
Unprecedented gamma-ray burst explained by long-lived jet Science Video September 11, 2023
‘Jupiter’ passed through massive stars Science Video September 7, 2023
‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ passed through massive stars Science Video September 7, 2023
17-year time-lapse of Beta Pictoris b orbiting its star Science Video August 23, 2023
Listen to a star ‘twinkle’ Science Video July 28, 2023
Unveiling the origins of merging black holes in galaxies like our own Science Image June 29, 2023
Supernova SN2023ixf visible in pinwheel galaxy Science Image, Observed Image June 9, 2023
Supernova SN2023ixf visible in pinwheel galaxy (labeled) Science Image, Observed Image June 9, 2023
Mysterious dashes revealed in Milky Way’s center Science Image June 6, 2023
Dying stars’ cocoons could be new source of gravitational waves Science Video June 5, 2023
Aaron Geller and Alex Gurvich showcase Firefly on AAS Journal Author Series Interview June 1, 2023
Medium-sized black holes eat stars like messy toddlers Science Video April 25, 2023
Data Science Challenges in Gravitational Wave Surveys: a CIERA Interdisciplinary Colloquium by Tyson Littenburg Science Talks and Other Event Videos April 20, 2023
“Dance of the Black Holes”, composed by Darsan Swaroop Bellie Science Talks and Other Event Videos April 18, 2023
Transforming Research: CIERA Interview April 11, 2023
Northwestern University, Department of Physics and Astronomy Interview April 11, 2023
Origin, Evolution and Habitability of Planet Earth: a CIERA Interdisciplinary Colloquium by David Bercovici Science Talks and Other Event Videos April 4, 2023
Climate of Mars, past and future: a CIERA Interdisciplinary Colloquium by Edwin Kite Science Talks and Other Event Videos March 28, 2023
Postdoc Anna Childs discusses M-dwarfs on SETI Live Broadcast Interview February 16, 2023
Green Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) Science Image, Observed Image February 10, 2023
Graduate student’s photos of green comet featured in major media outlets Science Image February 3, 2023
Graduate student’s photos of green comet featured in major media outlets Science Image February 3, 2023
Graduate student’s photos of green comet featured in major media outlets Science Image February 3, 2023
Graduate student’s photos of green comet featured in major media outlets Science Image February 3, 2023
Graduate student’s photos of green comet featured in major media outlets Science Image February 3, 2023
Graduate student’s photos of green comet featured in major media outlets Science Image February 3, 2023
Graduate student’s photos of green comet featured in major media outlets Science Image February 3, 2023
Graduate student’s photos of green comet featured in major media outlets Science Image February 3, 2023
Twelve-Year Exoplanet Timelapse Science Video January 31, 2023
Ultracool dwarf binary stars break records Science Image January 17, 2023
Firefly visualization of the ESA Gaia DR3 dataset Science Video January 10, 2023
Firefly visualization of the ESA Gaia DR3 dataset Science Image January 10, 2023
CIERA Interdisciplinary Colloquium: “Extremely Cool Detectors On a Fireball: Launching the Micro-X Sounding Rocket” Science Talks and Other Event Videos December 16, 2022
Star Collapses into NEW Black Hole Interview December 15, 2022
Schwarzschild geodesics for exploring “Zoom-Whirl” Orbits and their gravitational waves Interactive December 12, 2022
Gemini North image (Surprise kilonova upends established understanding of long gamma-ray bursts) Science Image December 7, 2022
artist’s impression of a kilonova produced by two colliding neutron stars (Surprise kilonova upends established understanding of long gamma-ray bursts) Science Image December 7, 2022
A broader view of GRB 211211A’s location (Surprise kilonova upends established understanding of long gamma-ray bursts) Science Image December 7, 2022
Gamma-ray burst 211211A (Surprise kilonova upends established understanding of long gamma-ray bursts) Science Image December 7, 2022
Illustration: two neutron stars begin to merge (Surprise kilonova upends established understanding of long gamma-ray bursts) Science Image December 7, 2022
Optical image from the Hubble Space Telescope (Surprise kilonova upends established understanding of long gamma-ray bursts) Science Image December 7, 2022
Artist’s impression of GRB 211211A (Surprise kilonova upends established understanding of long gamma-ray bursts) Science Image December 7, 2022
Team with Northwestern astrophysicists competes for $300 million Science Image November 28, 2022
Short gamma-ray bursts traced farther into distant universe Science Image November 21, 2022
CIERA’s 13th Annual Public Lecture, “Cassini to Saturn: The Journey and the Legacy” Science Talks and Other Event Videos November 8, 2022
A view of GRB221009A from Gemini South in Chile. Science Image November 7, 2022
A quick jump into space — and back — for pictures of ‘star stuff’ Science Image September 19, 2022
Northwestern Astronomer Part of Webb Telescope Team to Image Exoplanet Interview September 16, 2022
Northwestern astrophysicist contributes to Webb’s first exoplanet image Science Image, Observed Image September 13, 2022
Northwestern University team launches rocket into space after a decade of development Interview September 9, 2022
Northwestern astrophysicist uses Webb Telescope as ‘time machine’ to trace origins of the universe Interview September 9, 2022
X-shaped Radio Galaxy Morphology: 3-dimensional movie of density Science Video September 6, 2022
X-shaped radio galaxies might form more simply than expected Science Image September 6, 2022
Northwestern’s ‘Micro-X’ rocket to image supernova remnant (b roll) Science Video August 12, 2022
Northwestern’s ‘Micro-X’ rocket to image supernova remnant Science Video August 12, 2022
Micro-X rocket Science Image August 12, 2022
Star Formation Self Regulatory Process Science Image August 10, 2022
Pillars of Creation in STARFORGE Science Video August 10, 2022
Fluid Dynamics of Jupiter in the lab: deep jets and floating vortices | Michael Le Bars Science Talks and Other Event Videos July 11, 2022
CIERA’s 12th Annual Public Lecture, “Strange New Worlds: Is Earth Special?” Science Talks and Other Event Videos November 10, 2021
Fast Radio Bursts Host Galaxies Science Image June 15, 2021
Afterglow from Neutron Star Merger GW170817 Science Image June 15, 2021
STARFORGE Simulation: the “Anvil of Creation” Science Image June 15, 2021
Brainstorm: What stars can tell us about the universe Interview March 30, 2021
CBS Women’s History Month 2021 Interview March 24, 2021
Bad Astra Interviews Maya Fishbach Interview February 25, 2021
SGRB 161104A Environment Science Image, Observed Image January 26, 2021
Black Hole Accretion Disk Science Image January 15, 2021
Great Conjunction 2020 Science Image, Observed Image December 22, 2020
Kilonova Explosions and Magnetars Interview November 24, 2020
Models and Simulations Run on the Cluster and in the Family Interview November 19, 2020
GRB 200522A Science Image, Observed Image November 12, 2020
LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Discoveries Over Time Science Video November 4, 2020
Shane Larson’s Virtual Public Lecture, “A Storm of Stars: A Living History of the Milky Way” Science Talks and Other Event Videos November 3, 2020
Binary Neutron Star Mergers with Gabriel Casabona Interview October 16, 2020
Josiah Schwab; Astrophysics Seminar Recording Science Talks and Other Event Videos October 13, 2020
Marla Geha; Astrophysics Seminar Recording Science Talks and Other Event Videos September 29, 2020
Relativistic Outflow in GW170817 Science Video September 9, 2020
Virtual CIERA Tour Interview September 2, 2020
SN 2019ehk Science Image August 5, 2020
GRB181123B Science Image, Observed Image July 14, 2020
SN2019yvq in the Host Galaxy NGC 4441 Science Image, Observed Image July 14, 2020
SN2016aps Science Image June 11, 2020
CSS161010’s Host Galaxy Science Image, Observed Image May 26, 2020
Black Hole Accretion Disc Science Image March 6, 2020
LIGO and Beyond Interview February 27, 2020
Shane Larson at TEDxGVSU, “Feeling Small in a Big Cosmos” Science Talks and Other Event Videos February 24, 2020
CIERA’s 11th Annual Public Lecture, “Cartography of the Cosmos: Mapping the Unseen” Science Talks and Other Event Videos February 24, 2020
Rho Oph dark cloud observed with HAWC+ Science Image, Observed Image January 6, 2020
Spiral Galaxy NGC 7331 Science Image, Observed Image December 16, 2019
Image Gets “Starlinked” Science Image, Observed Image November 18, 2019
Eli Attie; NRT Conference Interview Recording Science Talks and Other Event Videos November 14, 2019
Andrew Connolly; HotWired Public Lecture Recording Science Talks and Other Event Videos November 8, 2019
Giant balloon-like structures discovered at center of Milky Way Science Video September 12, 2019
Dennis Schatz; Interdisciplinary Colloquium Recording Science Talks and Other Event Videos June 21, 2019
Erik Curiel; Interdisciplinary Colloquium Recording Science Talks and Other Event Videos June 11, 2019
Scott Ransom; Interdisciplinary Colloquium Recording Science Talks and Other Event Videos May 13, 2019
Sean Raymond; Interdisciplinary Colloquium Recording Science Talks and Other Event Videos April 1, 2019
Vicky Kalogera: Encouraging Young Astronomers Interview March 29, 2019
Stefan Danilishin; Interdisciplinary Colloquium Recording Science Talks and Other Event Videos March 15, 2019
Magnetic Orion Science Image, Observed Image February 27, 2019
Unveiling the Universe’s Dark Mysteries Through Random Walks – Miaotianzi Jin Science Talks and Other Event Videos February 20, 2019
Whispers of the Universe – Eve Chase Science Video February 20, 2019
Press Conference: “Astronomers Have a Cow” Science Talks and Other Event Videos February 6, 2019
Katrin Heitmann; Interdisciplinary Colloquium Recording Science Talks and Other Event Videos February 1, 2019
Beth Willman; Interdisciplinary Colloquium Recording Science Talks and Other Event Videos January 18, 2019
AT2018cow Science Image, Observed Image January 10, 2019
“Galactic Bloom” by Zach Hafen and Alex Gurvich Science Image December 13, 2018
Gravitational Wave Astronomy with Christopher Berry Science Talks and Other Event Videos November 29, 2018
Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series: The Cosmos in a Heartbeat Science Talks and Other Event Videos November 20, 2018
CIERA’s 10th Annual Public Lecture, “The NU Astronomy of Stars, Black Holes, and Cosmic Explosions” Science Talks and Other Event Videos November 16, 2018
How Do You Detect a Black Hole? LIGO and the Measurement of Gravitational Waves Interview, Science Talks and Other Event Videos October 30, 2018
Vicky Kalogera: Discovering the Sounds of Black Holes Science Talks and Other Event Videos October 30, 2018
TCN Panel on Space: Vicky Kalogera on Gravitational Waves Interview, Science Talks and Other Event Videos October 30, 2018
Northwestern University Experts Explain Discovery of Gravitational Waves Science Video, Interview October 30, 2018
NSF Panel for First Cosmic Event seen in Gravitational Waves and Light Interview, Science Talks and Other Event Videos October 30, 2018
Eccentric Black Hole Mergers in Globular Clusters Science Video October 30, 2018
Radio Rebound Powered by Jets from Gamma-Ray Burst Science Video October 30, 2018
Masses in the Stellar Graveyard Science Image October 29, 2018
Why is Science Important? Interview October 29, 2018
When Stars Collide: A Neutron Star Death Spiral Science Video October 29, 2018
What is LIGO? Interview October 29, 2018
What do two neutron stars produce when they collide? Science Video October 29, 2018
What are Short Gamma Ray Bursts? Science Video, Interview October 29, 2018
What are Gravitational Waves? Interview October 29, 2018
The Signal Interview October 29, 2018
The Mass Gap Mystery Interview October 29, 2018
The Application of Basic Science Science Video, Interview October 29, 2018
Science Lecture from Peering into the Cosmic Maelstrom Science Talks and Other Event Videos October 29, 2018
Peering into the Cosmic Maelstrom Interview, Science Talks and Other Event Videos October 29, 2018
Panel Discussion from Peering into the Cosmic Maelstrom Interview, Science Talks and Other Event Videos October 29, 2018
Optical Telescope Follow-Up Interview October 29, 2018
Masses in the Stellar Graveyard Science Image October 29, 2018
Masses in the Stellar Graveyard Interactive October 29, 2018
Final Flight of a Neutron Star Pair: GW170817 from Birth to Merger in Galaxy NGC 4993 Science Video October 29, 2018
Final Flight of a Neutron Star Pair Interactive October 29, 2018
Cosmic Skeletons Dancing in a Stellar Graveyard Interview October 29, 2018
Binary Neutron Stars Interview October 29, 2018
Audience Questions from Peering into the Cosmic Maelstrom Interview, Science Talks and Other Event Videos October 29, 2018
Neutron Star Over Chicago Science Image October 28, 2018
How many merger binary black holes are there? Science Image September 12, 2018
Source Galaxies for a Simulated Gravitational-wave Signal Science Image September 12, 2018
APERTURE Telescope Conceptual Design Animation Science Video September 5, 2018
BLAST-TNG Science Image, Observed Image September 4, 2018
Revealing the Lives of Stars Through the Cataclysmic Collisions of Black Holes Science Talks and Other Event Videos August 23, 2018
Balloons Above Antarctica: The Coolest Place to Put a Telescope Science Talks and Other Event Videos August 23, 2018
Listening for Colliding Black Holes Interview August 23, 2018
Exploring the Invisible Universe with Computer Simulations Science Talks and Other Event Videos August 23, 2018
Exploring the Universe with Virtual Galaxies Science Talks and Other Event Videos August 23, 2018
Pulsars in the Snow Globes Science Talks and Other Event Videos August 23, 2018
Highlights from Cosmos in Concert Science Talks and Other Event Videos August 23, 2018
Isolated Disc Galaxy Science Video August 23, 2018
A Stellar Collision, Ripples In Space-Time, And The Origins Of Gold Interview August 23, 2018
A 20 Solar Mass Star Science Video August 20, 2018
Stellar encounters: Binary+single (exchange and collision) Science Video August 20, 2018
Stellar encounters: Triple+binary (collision) Science Video August 20, 2018
Stellar encounters: Binary+single (collision) Science Video August 20, 2018
Stellar Encounters: Binary+single (exchange) Science Video August 20, 2018
The Late Evolution of Our Solar System Science Video August 20, 2018
A 1 Solar Mass Star Science Video August 20, 2018
Dynamical Evolution of Star Clusters Science Video August 20, 2018
A 10 Solar Mass Star Science Video August 20, 2018
Neutron Star & White Dwarf Binary Science Video August 20, 2018
Evolution of the Color Magnitude Diagram of a Star Cluster Science Video August 20, 2018
Density and Temperature Snapshots Science Image August 20, 2018
Radiative-hydrodynamic Simulation of a Dusty Cloud Irradiated by a Quasar Science Image August 20, 2018
Cataclysmic Variable stars Science Image August 20, 2018
Mass Loss Velocity Science Image August 20, 2018
NBC Chicago 2017 Solar Eclipse Interview August 20, 2018
Gravitational Waves from Illustris1 MBH Mergers Science Video August 20, 2018
Gallery of Andromeda Star Clusters Science Image, Observed Image August 20, 2018
Hubble Image Mosaic of Andromeda Science Image, Observed Image August 20, 2018
When Worlds Collide Science Image August 20, 2018
Black Hole Encounter Science Image August 20, 2018
Firefly Demonstration Science Video August 20, 2018
Galaxy Evolution Science Image August 20, 2018
Firefly Visualization Platform Science Image, Interactive August 20, 2018
Stellar Feedback vs. Galaxy Formation Science Video August 20, 2018
Gas Outflows Near Milky Way’s Central Black Hole Science Image, Observed Image December 1, 2017
One Galaxy, Multiple Perspectives Science Image December 31, 2016
Black Holes Inside a Globular Cluster Science Image January 1, 2016
Shredded Star Cluster Science Image December 26, 2015
Birth of a Solar System Science Image December 26, 2015
Binary System Mass Transfer Science Image December 26, 2015