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8 Best Articles on Astrophysics

The most useful articles on astrophysics from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Astrophysics Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on astrophysics by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. What Is a Neutrino? The Missing Key to Modern Physics Could Be a Ghost Particle
  2. The Enduring Mystery of the Dragonfly 44 Galaxy
  3. How the First Gravitational Waves Were Found
  4. There’s Growing Evidence That the Universe Is Connected by Giant Structures
  5. Why do the planets in the solar system orbit on the same plane?

Videos

Watch a video to get a quick overview.

What is ...?

New to #astrophysics? These articles make an excellent introduction.

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on astrophysics—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on astrophysics.

Related Topics

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Astrophysics, including:

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Quanta Magazine

Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org

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Big Think

Learn from the world’s greatest thinkers. Join us on https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink.

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Live Science

Science news covering top stories of the day in health, environment, animals, technology and space. Part of @FuturePLC

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TNW

The heart of tech ❤️

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CNET

Your guide to a better future.

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