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Ancient gas cloud reveals that the universe’s first stars formed quickly

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The discovery of a 13 billion-year-old cosmic cloud of gas enabled a team of Carnegie astronomers to perform…
Universe is a Sphere and Not Flat After All According to a New Research

November 7, 2019

The universe is a seemingly endless sea filled with stars, galaxies, and nebulae. In it, we see patterns…
This is how a “fuzzy” universe may have looked

October 3, 2019

Scientists simulate early galaxy formation in a universe of dark matter that is ultralight, or “fuzzy,” rather than…
Evidence found for cloaked black hole in early universe

August 16, 2019

A group of astronomers, including Penn State scientists, has announced the likely discovery of a highly obscured black…
Dark Matter may Predate even the Big Bang Itself, New Study Suggest

August 8, 2019

Writing in a study published in the journal Physical Review Letters, a researcher from Johns Hopkins University (JHU)…
Gravitational waves leave a detectable mark, physicists say

May 13, 2019

Gravitational waves, first detected in 2016, offer a new window on the universe, with the potential to tell…
New Clues About How Ancient Galaxies Lit up the Universe

May 9, 2019

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the universe’s earliest galaxies were brighter than expected. The…
Making Good Use of Bad Weather: Finding Metal-poor Stars Through the Clouds

April 19, 2019

The Gemini telescopes helped identify low-metallicity stars by gathering medium-resolution spectroscopic GMOS data for 666 bright stars under…
The Most Ancient Molecule in the Universe Observed for the First Time

April 18, 2019

For a long time now, scientists have considered helium hydride to represent the first-ever molecular bond and chemical…
Download the Big Bang on your smartphone

March 6, 2019

Travel through the history of space, time and matter within minutes. Experience the 13.8-billion-year-old story of the universe…
NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe

February 14, 2019

NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and…
Scientists predict reaction data for fusion research, insight into universe’s origins

January 23, 2019

Using simulations and calculations, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) nuclear scientists for the first time have accurately predicted…
Seeing double could help resolve dispute about how fast the universe is expanding

January 22, 2019

Team led by two UCLA astronomers uses split images of quasars to produce a new estimate of the…
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Hubble Goes Deep

December 18, 2018

Hubble’s ultraviolet vision opens up a new window on the evolving universe, tracking the birth of stars over the last…
Clemson scientists measure all of the starlight ever produced by the observable universe

December 7, 2018

From their laboratories on a rocky planet dwarfed by the vastness of space, Clemson University scientists have managed…
New evidence reveals how life was created after the Big Bang

November 27, 2018

The Big Bang theory and the question of how life on Earth began has fascinated scientists for decades,…
Tiny Old Star Has Huge Impact

November 6, 2018

Astronomers use the Gemini Observatory to investigate a tiny star that is likely the oldest known star in…
Milky Way, Bouncing off the Moon in Radio Waves

October 30, 2018

The universe wasn’t always such a well-lit place. It had its own Dark Ages, back in the days…
Astronomers Find a Cosmic Titan in the Early Universe

October 18, 2018

An international team of astronomers has discovered a titanic structure in the early universe, just 2 billion years…
Largest Galaxy Proto-Supercluster Found

October 18, 2018

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope uncover a cosmic titan lurking in the early Universe A team of…
GeMS “SERVS” Up Sharp Views of Young Galaxies in Early Universe

September 24, 2018

Multi-conjugate adaptive optics technology at Gemini South reveals that young galaxies, with large amounts of star formation, and…
How to Know Once and For All if the Universe Began With a Bang or a Bounce

September 20, 2018

According to the Big Bang cosmological model, our Universe began 13.8 billion years ago when all the matter…
Hubble Goes Wide to Seek Out Far-Flung Galaxies

September 15, 2018

The universe is a big place. The Hubble Space Telescope’s views burrow deep into space and time, but…
Prize completes historical mapping of the universe

August 30, 2018

After nearly a decade in space, the European Space Agency, ESA, is now completing the groundbreaking Planck mission. Planck…
Gemini Confirms the Most Distant Radio Galaxy

August 29, 2018

Using the Gemini North telescope in Hawai`i, an international team of astronomers from Brazil, Italy, the Netherlands, and…
Cosmic Void Contains Fewer Galaxies than Expected, which, Ironically, Makes it Harder for Light to get Through

August 21, 2018

According to the Big Bang Theory of cosmology, the Universe began roughly 13.8 billion years ago as all…
ALMA Finds Most-Distant Oxygen in the Universe

May 21, 2018

Not long after the Big BangBig BangThe well-supported theory that some 13.8 billion years ago, the entire universe…
Taming the multiverse: Stephen Hawking’s final theory about the big bang

May 3, 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking’s final theory on the origin of the universe, which he worked on in collaboration with…
Relics of the Big Bang

April 3, 2018

In the first fractions of a second after the birth of our universe, not only elementary particles and…
Underground neutrino experiment sets the stage for deep discovery about matter

March 26, 2018

If equal amounts of matter and antimatter had formed in the Big Bang more than 13 billion years…
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