An artist’s impression of a flare from Proxima Centauri, modeled after the loops of glowing hot gas seen in the largest solar flares. An artist’s impression of the exoplanet Proxima b is shown in the foreground. Credit: Roberto Molar Candanosa / Carnegie Institution for Science, NASA/SDO, NASA/JPL Discovery a ‘coup’ […]

An artist’s conception of the most-distant known astrophysical object — GN-z11, a galaxy 13.4 billion light-years from Earth — depicted with a gamma-ray burst like the one caught by the astronomers that allowed them to understand this phenomenon in the early universe. Credit: Illustration is courtesy of Jingchuan Yu New […]