Current research includes:
Central to modern astrophysics, high energy bands (including the extreme-UV, X-ray and gamma-ray) allow USRA scientists to study the physics of black holes, neutron stars, supernovae, interacting binaries, soft gamma repeaters and anomalous X-ray pulsars, transient accreting pulsars, and gamma-ray bursts, their afterglows, and host environments.
Many objects in space emit almost all their energy at infrared wavelengths. By observing the universe through infrared, USRA astronomers can study galaxies and the Milky Way's galactic center; the motions of stars around supermassive black holes; the Milky Way's interstellar medium, organic molecules in space; how interstellar material is recycled; and the details of the formation of stars and planets.
USRA radio astronomers are currently studying the amount and distribution of extragalactic neutral hydrogen gas along with studies of compact objects and pulsars and the electromagnetic and gravitational radiation they emit.