A team of researchers won the Breakthrough Prize for mapping the early cosmos. The project was a part of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, which captured a photo of the baby universe.
Space December 5, 2017
The Dark Energy Survey collaboration releases the largest and most accurate measure of dark matter. Astrophysicists now have a better understanding of how the universe ages.
Space August 4, 2017
Using instruments of the Very Large Telescope in Chile, astronomers found evidence that dark matter played a minor role in early galaxies. What were their observations?
Space March 16, 2017
Building upon what is currently known about the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, astronomers used the ALMA telescope to get a better look at the early universe. This resulted in the deepest observations at the millimeter wavelength.
Space September 27, 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 mysterious alignment of black holes has been discovered by astronomers recently. The event is linked to 'primordial mass fluctuations' in the early universe, suggests their study.
Space April 13, 2016
Galaxy GN-z11 is seen by the Hubble Space Telescope, sitting 13.4 billion light years from Earth. How are astronomers searching for the oldest families of stars?
Space March 4, 2016
Something as mundane as cracking paint has been used by researchers to explain the size differences of celestial bodies. According to their work, the universe followed a process similar to how paint relieves internal tension.
Space March 3, 2016
Scientists revealed that the moon's orbit is tilted due to nearby-passing rocks that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago. These giant rocks may also have brought metals onto the outer layer of the planet.
Space November 26, 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
Earth evolved early in the history of the universe, so the universe is likely to create billions more Earth-like planets throughout its existence, a study suggests. More than 90 percent of such worlds are waiting to come into existence, researchers suggest.
Space October 20, 2015
Highly-advanced Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will soon embark on a mission to create a 3D map of the universe. Through the said project, scientists will use dark energy to determine how the universe was shaped to how it is today.
Space September 22, 2015
Quasars are young, highly energetic galactic loners. What brought four of them together in one area of the Universe?
Space May 17, 2015
Matter fills the Universe, while antimatter is unseen, except in laboratories. Now, cosmologists may know why this is the case.
February 26, 2015
A lot remains unknown about quasars but researchers have managed to pinpoint its role in the formation of galaxies, signifying its contribution to the early universe.
Space January 19, 2015
The first light in the Universe may have been released by a "leaky" galaxy, according to a new study of active, young collections of stars.
Space October 11, 2014
A star that lived soon after the formation of matter in the Universe could have formed another neighbor, just outside our own galaxy.
Space August 23, 2014
To better understand the universe’s birth, scientists at NASA found a revolutionary way of recreating a red giant star’s dust responsible for the formation of a planet-forming interstellar dust.
Space May 13, 2014
Supercomputers grind away for months to create most realistic model ever of the universe's evolution. The computer model is impressive in its accurate recreation of the observable universe.
Space May 9, 2014
Scientists have discovered distant and ancient galaxies located at a record breaking distance of 12 billion light years from Earth. These galaxies were also surprisingly massive and mature.
Space March 13, 2014
Scientists have identified the oldest known gem in the world, a fragment of Zircon from Australia. The Zircon crystal is older than life itself and was formed after the planet first cooled down billions of years ago.
Animals February 26, 2014
The most distant galaxy ever seen has been photographed, seen as it was over 13 billion years ago. But how did astronomers use other galaxies to increase the powers of the world's most powerful space telescopes?
Space February 10, 2014