Cosmology News

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Just after the Big Bang: Galaxies created stars a hundred times faster now
A team of astronomers has discovered a new kind of galaxy which, although extremely old -- formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang -- creates stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 May 2017 13:11:49 EDT

Volunteers help find star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs
Online volunteers have helped astronomers find a star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs' time on Earth.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 May 2017 10:15:22 EDT

Mapping super massive black holes in the distant universe
Astronomers have constructed the first map of the Universe based on the positions of supermassive black holes, which reveals the large-scale structure of the Universe.
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 May 2017 13:18:11 EDT

Solving one of nature's great puzzles: What drives the accelerating expansion of the universe?
Physicists may have solved one of nature's great puzzles: What causes the accelerating expansion of our universe?
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 May 2017 11:11:33 EDT

Origin of Milky Way's hypothetical dark matter signal may not be so dark
A mysterious gamma-ray glow at the center of the Milky Way is most likely caused by pulsars. The findings cast doubt on previous interpretations of the signal as a potential sign of dark matter.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 May 2017 12:12:45 EDT

Intergalactic gas and ripples in the cosmic web
A team of astronomers has made the first measurements of small-scale ripples in primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars.
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:17:11 EDT

New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot
A supervoid is unlikely to explain a 'Cold Spot' in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room for exotic explanations like a collision between universes.
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:48:22 EDT

Hubble's cosmic bubbles
Hubble has revealed a few of the tenuous threads comprising Sh2-308, a faint and wispy shell of gas located 5,200 light-years away in Canis Major.
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:32:54 EDT

Light rays from a supernova bent by the curvature of space-time around a galaxy
Astronomers have detected for the first time multiple images from a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova. The new observations suggest promising new avenues for the study of the accelerated expansion of the universe, gravity and distribution of dark matter in the universe.
Publ.Date : Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:17:58 EDT

Hubble celebrates 27 years with two close friends
This stunning cosmic pairing of the two very different looking spiral galaxies NGC 4302 and NGC 4298 was imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The image brilliantly captures their warm stellar glow and brown, mottled patterns of dust.
Publ.Date : Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:37:50 EDT

Astronomers perform largest-ever survey of high-mass binary star systems
82 new high-mass binaries located in the Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus, have been identified and characterized in the Large Magellanic Cloud, an international group of astronomers reports.
Publ.Date : Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:02:48 EDT

Supermassive black holes stifle galaxy growth
Supermassive black hole winds in a newly discovered class of galaxies are so energetic they suppress future star formation.
Publ.Date : Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:53:45 EDT

Milky Way: Hydrogen halo lifts the veil of our galactic home
Astronomers have reported the first detections of diffuse hydrogen wafting about in a vast halo surrounding the Milky Way.
Publ.Date : Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:15:04 EDT

Meet 'DeeDee,' a distant, dim member of our solar system
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body 2014 UZ224, more informally known as DeeDee.
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:57:49 EDT

Collisions generate gas in debris disks
By examining the atomic carbon line from two young star systems -- 49 Ceti and Beta Pictoris -- researchers had found atomic carbon in the disk, the first time this observation has been made at sub-millimeter wavelength, hinting that the gas in debris disks is not primordial, but rather is generated from some process of collisions taking place in the debris disk.
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:13:08 EDT

First 'image' of a dark matter web that connects galaxies
Researchers have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together.
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:12:30 EDT

Scientist measures brightness of the universe with NASA's New Horizons spacecraft
Images taken by NASA's New Horizons mission on its way to Pluto, and now the Kuiper Belt, have given scientists an unexpected tool for measuring the brightness of all the galaxies in the universe.
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:58:42 EDT

Long ago and far away, an average galaxy: 'Typical' galaxy helps astronomers study epoch of reionization
Using a giant galaxy cluster as a cosmic-scale lens, astronomers have discovered a galaxy from the early universe that they think is 'typical' of its time. This could help astronomers better understand the Epoch of Reionization when the first galaxies appeared.
Publ.Date : Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:40:28 EDT

Doubly accelerated electrons detected in collisions of galaxy clusters
A cosmic phenomenon resulting from the acceleration of a gas cloud by a black hole and its reacceleration by the shock waves from the merging of two galaxy clusters has been described by an international collaboration of astronomers. The study enriches scientists' understanding of the universe on the largest scale.
Publ.Date : Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:00:31 EDT

Basic plasma wave physics reshaped by NASA observations
NASA scientists are reshaping the basic understanding of a type of wave in space known as a kinetic Alfvén wave.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:08:30 EDT