Astronomers have discovered the oldest and farthest supermassive black hole known to science. The black hole, which is 800 million times the size of the sun, formed just 690 million years following the Big Bang.
Space December 7, 2017
Measurements made at the CERN revealed there is no significant discrepancy between proton and antiproton. The universe should not have existed because of the equal amounts of matter and antimatter produced during the Big Bang.
Space October 25, 2017
Gravitational lensing and new computational methods helped NASA's Hubble Space Telescope capture sharper images of a galaxy that formed 2.7 billion years after the Big Bang. The images revealed two dozen clumps of newborn stars.
Space July 9, 2017
Stephen Hawking and 32 other scientists penned a letter contesting alternative theory of the origins of the universe. How is the big bounce theory different from inflation theory?
Space May 15, 2017
CERN scientists discovered five subatomic particles, which were excited states of Omega-c-zero, a baryon particle comprising two quarks and a charm quark. The excited states were carrying more energy than the standard particle of Omega-c-zero.
Energy March 28, 2017
The universe has lost between 2 and 5 percent of its dark matter since the Big Bang. The reduction is due to dark matter particles that decay over time.
Space December 31, 2016
A 3D representation of the oldest light in the universe, Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), by the researchers at Imperial College, London has been praised for its innovation. It has addressed the limitations of two-dimensional maps of Planck Satellite.
Space October 31, 2016
Astronomers identified 63 new quasars, the biggest number to be reported in one study. These cosmic lighthouses from the early universe may shed light on what happened during the first one billion years after the Big Bang.
Space September 13, 2016
Scientists constructed the largest-ever three-dimensional map of distant galaxies to come up with the most precise measurements yet of the elusive dark energy that drives the accelerated expansion of the universe.
Space July 14, 2016
The most distant oxygen ever seen in the visible universe was recorded in an ancient galaxy. What can this finding tell us about the earliest epoch of the Cosmos?
Space June 17, 2016
A faint blue galaxy located 30 million light-years from Earth could reveal answer to mysteries of the Big Bang. What can the Little Lion teach astronomers about the earliest galaxies in the universe?
Space May 13, 2016
A miniature format of quark-gluon plasma which made up the universe shortly after the Big Bang was reproduced at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The primordial soup behaves like fluid albeit it does not have molecules of water but fundamental particles.
Energy February 11, 2016
The Dark Ages Radio Explorer aims to probe into the universe's dark ages and beginnings. The radio explorer seeks to answer specific questions about the mysterious universe.
Space February 8, 2016
Scientist from different research organizations have discovered how compact cosmic structures known as green pea galaxies helped trigger the ionization of hydrogen in the universe. It is believed that this event allowed the universe to enter another stage of its early formation.
Space January 14, 2016
CERN scientists are currently exploring the feasibility of a 100 tera-electron-volt (TeV) particle accelerator, with a new cooling design scheme that could slash the cost of cooling future machines. The 100 TeV collider will produce seven times the energy per collision that of the Large Hadron Collider.
Energy January 3, 2016
CERN's Large Hadron Collider made a record collision between two heavy atomic nuclei. Two beams of lead nuclei were shot at each other on Nov. 17 and on Nov. 25, stable beams were declared.
Energy November 29, 2015
Scientists at CERN were able to recreate the first few moments after the Big Bang by smashing together lead ions. For three weeks, they will be working at the Large Hadron Collider to study the oldest form of matter in the Universe—the quark-gluon plasma.
Energy November 27, 2015
Astrophysicists are puzzled by massive galaxies almost as old as the universe. Such large galaxies from when the universe was just a few billion years old shouldn't have had time to form, they say.
Space November 20, 2015
A Caltech cosmologist found mysterious spots of light while studying a cosmic microwave background map. These spots of light may be due to an occurrence that could have resulted from the bumping of two parallel universes.
Space November 7, 2015
The strong nuclear force between antiprotons was found to be as attractive as the force between protons. Some assymetry may be at work that could explain the scarcity of antimatter in the universe.
Energy November 5, 2015
Ranga-Ram Chary, a cosmologist from Caltech, has discovered scientific evidence that could prove the existence of multiple and parallel universes. He found an anomaly in the cosmic microwave background that points to the possibility of pocket universes having been created with the expansion of the main universe itself.
Space November 5, 2015
The discovery of 252 dwarf galaxies enabled astronomers to see what occured in the early universe. Scientists were able to look into the universe's early formation dating back 600 to 900 million years after the Big Bang.
Space October 24, 2015
Astronomers have caught a glimpse of the early universe through the data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope. The discovery of 252 faint dwarf galaxies will contribute to the understanding of the universe's formation.
Space October 23, 2015
Physicists recreate a unique form of matter that existed in the first microseconds following the Big Bang. The experiment could lead to better understanding of the very early universe, they say.
September 7, 2015
Lyman-alpha line was observed in the newly discovered EGS8p7 galaxy, which formed shortly after the birth of the universe. Scientists said that this kind of radiation should have not been possible for galaxies at the time.
Space September 6, 2015
The primordial goo that existed shortly after the Big Bang has been recreated by scientists using high-power accelarators. The applications of this "littlest liquid" in various fields of sciences have not been clearly determined; however, it has been showing promise in terms of enriching the understanding of the universe's history.
September 5, 2015
Scientists have discovered an astronomical breakthrough that tells of how galaxies have changed forms over time.
Space September 1, 2015
Scientists found that universe is currently on a "slow dying" process. Although experts are convinced that this event is of high possibility, there's no need to fret as it is not expected to happen until after a few billions years.
Space August 12, 2015
Astrophysicists observe a distant galaxy as it looked 13.2 billion years ago. The discovery lets them peer into a time just 600 million years after the Big Bang, they say.
Space August 11, 2015
The detection of lithium in Nova Centauri 2013 could help astronomers understand a basic concept in theories of the Big Bang. What did they find, and what could it mean for the future of astronomy?
Space August 1, 2015
Astrophysicist celebrity Neil deGrasse Tyson has artfully compressed the whole history of the universe, the world and we human beings into an eloquent, easy-to-follow eight minute YouTube masterpiece. Watch it here and emerge enlightened.
Geek July 23, 2015
Astronomers from different academic institutions have discovered a supermassive black hole that developed at a much faster rate than its host galaxy.
Space July 11, 2015
Experts found that the universe may come to its end state through the 'Big Rip' theory, which pertains to the eventual disintegration of all objects up to the atomic level when 'dark energy' continues to take action. The said phenomenon is said to reach its ultimate culmination 22 billion years from now.
Space July 4, 2015
Native Hawaiians took their stand to stop the giant telescope construction in Mauna Kea, which is a sacred place. The authorities, however, said that the project has to continue.
Animals June 25, 2015
Astronomers found an ancient galaxy that harbors the earliest stars that were formed out of helium, hydrogen and lithium. CR7 is 13.7 billion year-old and the most luminous galaxy to be found to date.
Space June 18, 2015
Signs of the first stars to form after the Big Bang birth of the universe may have been observed in a distant galaxy, astronomers say. We are seeing this galaxy as it existed just 800 million years after the Big Bang, they explain.
Space June 17, 2015
Researchers find a magnetic field permeating the universe which they say is evidence of matter winning out over antimatter following the Big Bang. 'Left-handed' fields suggest matter; 'right-handed' fields would have been signs of antimatter, they say.
Space May 14, 2015
Experts from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics believe water vapor possibly appeared in the universe a billion years after the Big Bang.
Space April 29, 2015
A cold spot in the cosmic background radiation of the universe has a giant void at its center, astronomers find. The finding is at odds with current models of the evolution of the universe, they say, presenting an as-yet unsolved mystery.
Space April 20, 2015
Giant black hole and its companion quasar are bigger than they should be under current theories, astronomers say. How they grew so fast is a puzzle, they admit.
Space February 25, 2015
Two physicists have proposed the idea that the universe did not start with the Big Bang because it has no beginning or end.
Space February 14, 2015
Cosmic microwave background data gathered by ESA's Planck space telescope between 2009 and 2012 suggests that the first stars in the universe were not as old as they were previously believed.
Space February 6, 2015
New study casts doubt on much-lauded "discovery" of evidence of universe's expansion. Dust in Milky Way galaxy may have confused scientists about signal from the far edge of the universe, it suggests.
Space February 1, 2015
What astronomers initially thought was evidence of primordial gravitational waves turned out to be obscuring interstellar dust in the Milky Way, ESA revealed on Friday.
Space January 31, 2015
A discovery announced in 2014 regarding inflation in the early Universe may have been in error, new analysis reveals.
Space January 30, 2015