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Astronomy and Astrophysics

Argonne maintains a wide-ranging science and technology portfolio that seeks to address complex challenges in interdisciplinary and innovative ways. Below is a list of all articles, highlights, profiles, projects, and organizations related specifically to astronomy and astrophysics.

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  • Marcel Demarteau

    Marcel leads research into the fundamental structure and evolution of the universe.
  • Nuclear Structure

    Argonne physicists work to understand the structure of nuclei, both stable and radioactive, found here on Earth and produced in the cosmos.
    Physics Division Nuclear Structure
  • Nuclear Astrophysics

    Nuclear astrophysics includes the study of how all the elements in the universe were created and how stars evolve during their lifetime.
    Physics Division Cosmos
  • The inner secrets of planets and stars

    After a five-year, 1.74 billion-mile journey, NASA’s Juno spacecraft entered Jupiter’s orbit in July 2016, to begin its mission to collect data on the structure, atmosphere, and magnetic and gravitational fields of the mysterious planet.
    A 3-D rendering shows simulated solar convection realized at different rotation rates.
  • Cartography of the cosmos

    There are hundreds of billions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy. Estimates indicate a similar number of galaxies in the observable universe, each with its own large assemblage of stars, many with their own planetary systems.
    This shows the HACC cosmology simulation, which combines high spatial and temporal resolution in a large cosmological volume.
  • Big Bang – The Movie

    If you have ever had to wait those agonizing minutes in front of a computer for a movie or large file to load, you’ll likely sympathize with the plight of cosmologists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.