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UCR astronomers Remington Sexton (left), Christina Manzano-King (center), and Gabriela Canalizo. (UCR/Stan Lim)
Astronomers discover triplet of black holes on collision course

September 30, 2019

Three giant black holes have been spotted within a titanic collision of three galaxies, according to data captured…
Planetary Collisions Can Drop the Internal Pressures in Planets

September 5, 2019

Researchers present a new paradigm for understanding how pressures in planets evolve. A new study from Caltech shows…
Origami cushions protect drones from collisions

October 25, 2018

Taking inspiration from the ancient art of paper folding, scientists from the University of Liverpool in collaboration with…
NASA-Supported Collision Avoidance System Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot In Fourth Confirmed Rescue

September 21, 2016

Two pilots who credit a NASA-supported technology with saving one of their lives during a May training exercise…
Cougars could save lives by lowering vehicle collisions with deer

July 15, 2016

You would never guess it from their soft eyes and timid demeanor, but the swift-footed deer is North…
A Quasiparticle Collider

May 13, 2016

In the early 1900s, Ernest Rutherford shot alpha particles onto gold foils and concluded from their scattering properties…
Moon was produced by a head-on collision between Earth and a forming planet

January 30, 2016

The moon was formed by a violent, head-on collision between the early Earth and a “planetary embryo” called…
Latest experiment at Large Hadron Collider reports first results

October 15, 2015

After a two-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world,…
New Simulation Illuminates Origin of the Brightest Galaxies

September 24, 2015

A simulation that traced the evolution of enormous, bright galaxies over the course of several billion years has…
Galactic crashes fuel quasars, study finds

June 19, 2015

When galaxies collide, bright things happen in the universe. Using the Hubble Space Telescope’s infrared vision, astronomers have…
High hopes as Large Hadron Collider pumps protons to ever higher energy

June 4, 2015

Physicists from UC Berkeley and around the world hope for new and fundamental discoveries as the world’s most powerful particle…
Newly dedicated observatory to search for gravitational waves

May 20, 2015

Seeking to expand how we observe and understand the universe where we live, the National Science Foundation helped…
Meteorites Date Moon-Forming Impact Event

April 18, 2015

Researchers have found a record of the ancient moon-forming giant impact observable in stony meteorites, through a combination…
LHC: Crash course in physics

April 15, 2015

The world’s biggest particle smasher – in fact, the world’s biggest machine – is warming up for its…
Simulations show Mercury may have been victim of hit-and-run collision

July 8, 2014

Credit: NASA A pair of researchers with Arizona State University has created computer simulations that show that Mercury…
European Satellite Dodged Space Debris Hours After Reaching Orbit

April 11, 2014

Yesterday, the European Space Agency disclosed a serious problem early in the Sentinel-1A mission, which lifted off April 3 on…
When dwarves collide

February 25, 2014

Galaxies grow by attracting and ingesting smaller galaxies, or by merging with other galaxies of comparable size. Now,…
Scientists complete the top quark puzzle

February 25, 2014

Scientists on the CDF and DZero experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have…
Molecular collisions now imaged better than ever

February 13, 2014

Molecular physicists from Radboud University Nijmegen have produced images of the changes in direction of colliding nitrogen monoxide…
What are the chances that a particle collider’s strangelets will destroy the Earth?

February 13, 2014

A gold-ion collision in the STAR detector at RHIC. Critics argue that no matter how small the risks…
Universe’s early galaxies grew massive through collisions

January 30, 2014

It has long puzzled scientists that there were enormously massive galaxies that were already old and no longer…
Stellar monsters do not collide: No hope for a spectacular catastrophe

July 12, 2013

One might expect that collisions between the remains of monstrous stars, with masses reaching 200-300 times that of…
Revolutionary instrument delivers a sharper universe to astronomers

July 3, 2013

A unique new instrument at Gemini South in Chile takes the removal of atmospheric distortions (using adaptive optics…
The day NASA’s Fermi dodged a 1.5-ton bullet

May 2, 2013

NASA scientists don’t often learn that their spacecraft is at risk of crashing into another satellite. But when…
Researchers at IceCube detect record energy neutrinos

April 29, 2013

Researchers at the Antarctic research station IceCube are reporting that they’ve detected the highest ever energy neutrinos ever…
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