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Rochester cosmology group has all eyes on dark energy

November 29, 2019

A new instrument mounted atop a telescope in Arizona aimed 5,000 fiber-optic eyes at the night sky and…
Light from the Very First Stars in the Universe is About to Be Detected by Astronomers

November 29, 2019

A team of scientists working with the Murchison Widefield Array (WMA) radio telescope are trying to find the…
A Fifth Fundamental Force Could Really Exist, But We Haven’t Found It Yet

November 27, 2019

The universe is governed by four fundamental forces: gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. These…
What Was The First Color In The Universe?

October 21, 2019

The universe bathes in a sea of light, from the blue-white flickering of young stars to the deep…
Artificial intelligence probes dark matter in the universe

September 25, 2019

Understanding the how our universe came to be what it is today and what will be its final…
Brookhaven Completes LSST’s Digital Sensor Array

August 23, 2019

Brookhaven National Lab has finished constructing the 3.2 gigapixel “digital film” for the world’s largest camera for cosmology,…
What Stanford researchers have learned from 300 stars

June 13, 2019

Over the past four years, an instrument attached to a telescope in the Chilean Andes – known as…
The Standard Siren: Using gravitational waves to measure the Hubble constant

April 8, 2019

The history of science is filled with stories of enthusiastic researchers slowly winning over skeptical colleagues to their…
New studies confirm existence of galaxies with almost no dark matter

April 2, 2019

A Yale-led team of researchers is doubling down on its earlier finding of a galaxy with almost no…
Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass?

February 15, 2019

New results from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory may have helped solve the Universe’s “missing mass” problem, as reported…
Radio Telescope Gets Upgrade at Brookhaven Lab

February 14, 2019

Three new dishes were added to the telescope, which will prepare scientists for a larger project potentially on…
Dark side of the Moon holds clues to early universe

September 26, 2018

The far side of the moon could give CU Boulder researchers an unprecedented look back at the early…
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…
In a massive region of space, astronomers find far fewer galaxies than they expected

August 14, 2018

3 UCLA scientists contribute to study that could change perception of how early universe evolved. University of California…
The Tools Humanity Will Need for Living in the Year 1 Trillion

June 25, 2018

Since the 1990s, astrophysicists have known that for the past few billion years, the Universe has been experiencing…
Planck Collaboration Wins 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize

May 14, 2018

Scientists in Berkeley Lab’s Physics, Computational Research, and NERSC divisions played integral roles in the Planck mission. A…
Desktop Cosmology: A Model of the Expanding Universe

April 24, 2018

When the universe was very young – about a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a…
Astrophysicists map the infant Universe in 3D and discover 4000 early galaxies

April 11, 2018

A team led by Dr David Sobral of Lancaster University’s Department of Physics made the chart using the Subaru telescope…
Researchers Create the Most Detailed Simulation of the Universe Ever Made

March 22, 2018

Since time immemorial, philosophers and scholars have sought to determine how existence began. With the birth of modern…
Professor Stephen Hawking 1942-2018

March 14, 2018

Friends and colleagues from the University of Cambridge have paid tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking, who died on…
Can Strongly Lensed Type Ia Supernovae Resolve One of Cosmology’s Biggest Controversies?

March 1, 2018

Berkeley Lab researchers think so – and they’re using NERSC supercomputers to find them. This composite of two…
The First Results From The IllustrisTNG Simulation Of The Universe Has Been Completed, Showing How Our Cosmos Evolved From The Big Bang

February 3, 2018

The first results of the IllustrisTNG Project have been published in three separate studies, and they’re shedding new…
VLA Reveals Distant Galaxy’s Magnetic Field

August 29, 2017

With the help of a gigantic cosmic lens, astronomers have measured the magnetic field of a galaxy nearly…
Team tracks core of massive object in universe

August 11, 2016

International scientists have identified the dynamics of the core of one of the most massive objects in the…
Prolonged death of light from Supernovae may serve as invaluable cosmology tool

February 26, 2016

Three years after its explosion, a Type Ia supernova continues to shine brighter than expected, a team of…
BL Lacertae – the hottest hearth in space

January 26, 2016

A black hole lurks at the centre of the active galaxy in a distance of 900 million light…
Research Team Finds Detailed Record of Mysterious Fast Radio Burst

December 3, 2015

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), brief yet brilliant eruptions of cosmic radio waves from the distant universe, have baffled…
Researchers propose new way to chart the cosmos in 3-D

September 21, 2015

If only calculating the distance between Earth and far-off galaxies was as easy as pulling out the old…
Under Saturnian moon’s icy crust lies a ‘global’ ocean

September 16, 2015

By measuring with exquisite precision the tiny wobbles of Saturn’s moon Enceladus – whose cosmic quavers are detectable…
Helping choose the Mars 2020 rover landing site

September 11, 2015

When the next Mars Exploration Mission is launched in 2020, UNSW’s Martin Van Kranendonk will have helped select the…
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