Tag: Universe

Aztec Stone Shrine Discovered Beside Mexican Volcano Was An Ancient Map Of Universe

An Aztec stone shrine discovered in a pond beside a Mexican volcano is believed to depict an ancient map of the universe. The flow of water into the pond was controlled to make the structure look like it was floating.

Ancient January 5, 2018

Overabundance Of Massive Stars Could Explain Evolution Of The Universe

Massive stars up to 300 times larger than the Sun were proven to actually exist and more than a thousand of them were recently found along the Tarantula Nebula. With this discovery, astronomers could be one step closer to discovering the origin of the Universe.

Space January 5, 2018

Universe Should Not Actually Exist: Big Bang Produced Equal Amounts Of Matter And Antimatter

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

Cosmic Microwave Background From Big Bang Helps Resolve Missing Baryon Problem

Two groups of scientists have found the missing baryons in hot filaments of gas that link galaxies together. Here's how they found these by taking advantage of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect.

Space October 11, 2017

Stephen Hawking, 32 Other Scientists Pen Angry Letter About Origin Of Universe Theory

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

Dark Energy May Be Myth, Standard Models Of Universe Overlooked Changing Structure: Study

The dark energy that is believed to fill 68 percent of the energy of the universe and accelerate its expansion is a myth and does not exist at all, according to new research. The study challenges the standard models of the universe.

Energy April 2, 2017

Dark Matter Was Minor Ingredient Of Galaxies In Early Universe

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

Discovery Of 1,000 Times Brighter Neutron Star 50 Million Light-Years Away Sets Record For XMM-Newton

XMM-Newton sets a new record after it has discovered a pulsar, 1,000 times brighter than previously thought, some 50 million light-years away. The space observatory has been a help in solving the cosmic mysteries.

Space February 27, 2017

Baby Supernova Sheds Light On How Stellar Explosions Happen

The discovery a nwwborn supernova can help shed light on how giant stellar explosions happen. Discovered three hours after its explosion, the cosmic baby belongs to the most common variety, Type II supernova.

Space February 19, 2017

Black Hole Eating Star For A Decade; More Studies On Eddington Limit Urged

Astronomers have reported an unusual spectacle of a star being eaten by a black hole for more than a decade in defiance of the laws of physics. Their study has called for new research on the Eddington limit of black holes’ luminosity.

Space February 14, 2017

What Is This Extragalactic Void Pushing The Milky Way, Other Galaxies Across The Universe?

New evidence points to the extragalactic void called the Dipole Repeller as the likely key for shifting galaxies, with researchers hypothesizing that the two points are controlling the group of galaxies’ movement. There's also a push-and-pull motion happening around our galactic neighborhoods, the study says.

Space January 31, 2017

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Expected: Here’s New Proof

Astronomers led by Sherry Suyu of the Max Planck Institute in Germany have found that the universe is expanding faster than expected. They updated the Hubble Constant to a higher rate at 44.7 miles per second per megaparsec.

Space January 28, 2017

Universe Lost Up To 5 Percent Of Dark Matter Since Big Bang

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

CERN Scientists Use Laser To Observe Light Spectrum Of Antimatter [Video]

CERN scientists were able to compare the light spectrums of matter and antimatter by blasting anti-hydrogen atoms with laser. How did the result fare with predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics?

Energy December 19, 2016

Distant Star Kepler 11145123 Is Roundest Object In The Universe

The star Kepler 11145123, located about 5,000 light-years away from Earth, is the roundest object measured in the universe. What influences the star's roundness?

Space November 17, 2016

How Universe Will End: Dark Energy May Get Universe To Gradually Rip Itself Apart Until Nothing Remains

How will the universe likely end? A study of the cosmos map revealed that dark energy may cause the universe to slowly rip itself apart until there is nothing left.

Space November 11, 2016

Dark Energy May Not Exist At All: Supernovae Analysis Finds Universe Expands At Constant Rate

Dataset of 740 Type Ia supernovae suggests the universe is expanding at a constant rate. The result raises question on the existence of dark energy.

Space October 24, 2016

63 New Quasars From Early Universe May Shed Light On First 1 Billion Years After Big Bang

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

Dark Milky Way Twin: New Massive Galaxy Dragonfly 44 Is 99.99 Percent Dark Matter

The dark galaxy Dragonfly 44 that lies in the nearby Coma constellation is so faint astronomers only discovered it recently. The Milky Way twin is almost entirely dark matter.

Space August 26, 2016

Largest 3D Universe Map Validates Einstein's Dark Energy Theory, Features 1.2 Million Galaxies

The largest 3D map of the universe, which validates Einstein's theories, can make accurate measurements of dark energy and how it affects changes in the universe. The new map can also measure the universe's expansion rate.

Space July 18, 2016

Biggest 3D Map Of 1.2 Million Galaxies To Shed Light On Dark Energy

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

Ultra Deep Survey Infrared Images Offer Distant View Of 250,000 Galaxies

Spectacular new infrared images from the Ultra Deep Survey revealed a deep glimpse of the distant universe. What can astronomers learn from these infrared images?

Space July 4, 2016

Stephen Hawking Plans To Map Universe: Supercomputer Will Plot Position Of Galaxies

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is planning to map the known universe in 3D through the help of a supercomputer in Cambridge. The map will also help reveal the true nature of dark energy.

Space June 28, 2016

Scientists Do The Math: Many Alien Civilizations Have Likely Existed

Astronomer Adam Frank wrote in the New York Times that it is astronomically likely that alien civilizations in the universe have existed. The argument is a follow-up to their May study tweaking the famous Drake equation.

Space June 16, 2016

Listen To Space Music From 13-Billion-Year-Old Stars

Astrophysicists recently captures sounds from the oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy, which could also offer information into what the universe was like in its very early days. For now, listen to this rare treat.

Space June 8, 2016

Astronomers Detect Hydrogen Signal From Distant Galaxy

Astronomers observe a hydrogen signal coming from a distant galaxy. While hydrogen is abundant in the universe, its presence reveals much about a galaxy since it is the primary fuel used in creating stars.

Space June 3, 2016

Humans May Not Be Alone In The Universe: Ancient Alien Civilizations May Have Once Existed

A new study suggests simplifying and improving the Drake equation, which sums up questions on the likelihood of alien life in the universe, the potential length of alien civilizations, and the ability of aliens to communicate with Earth's humanity.

Space May 1, 2016

Black Holes May Be Possible Portals To Another Universe: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking has another theory about the most mysterious objects in the cosmos. He said that black holes may be possible portals to another universe.

Space April 25, 2016

Universe Is Probably A Simulation: Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil DeGrasse Tyson has announced his belief that the universe is likely a vast simulation containing everything we know of as reality. How could this weird idea possibly be true?

Space April 23, 2016

Lyrid Meteor Shower: When And How To Watch

Everything you need to know about the annual Lyrid meteor shower, an astronomical feat waiting to happen sometime between April 16 and 25. The burst of Lyrids is a stellar phenomenon, an event worth to be witnessed.

Space April 14, 2016

Group Of Supermassive Black Holes Are Mysteriously Aligned And Astronomers Are Asking Why

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

Einstein Predicted Gravitational Waves, Scientists Today Hunt For Them: What They Are And Why You Should Care

If you think gravitational waves have already been resolved, you’re dead wrong. From underground telescopes to another detector in India, the hunt is still on for more of them.

Space April 3, 2016

Scientists Detect First Possible Signature Of Dark Matter Annihilation In The Milky Way

Scientists have probably identified a highly possible signature of the dark matter annihilation in the Milky Way. Previously only detected through their gravitational effects on stars, the astounding discovery contributes to how dark matter is understood.

Space March 30, 2016

'Hot Jupiter' Exoplanet Absorbs Massive Amounts Of Energy From Host Star

A new exoplanet, HD 80606 b, observed by scientists absorbs massive amounts of energy from its host star. It also travels an eccentric path that makes it swing from and to the star.

Space March 29, 2016

Japan's X-Ray Satellite ASTRO-H Loses Contact With Earth

Just over a month after its launch, Japan's Hitomi or ASTRO-H lost contact with space agency JAXA. What happened to the X-ray astronomical satellite?

Space March 28, 2016

Engineers Install Secondary Mirror Of James Webb Space Telescope

NASA engineers have installed the beryllium-made secondary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope, touted the next-generation premier space observatory. The space telescope is poised to image the first galaxies formed and study planets surrounding distant stars.

Space March 14, 2016

Simulation Of Universe Expansion Could Shed Light On Dark Energy

The universe constantly expands and changes, allowing the formation of cosmological structures. Scientists in Sweden developed new codes that would let us glimpse into these formations and shed light on the mysteries of dark energy.

Space March 8, 2016

Fast Radio Bursts From Six Billion Light Years Away Solves Pair Of Cosmic Mysteries

For the first time ever, astronomers have measured the distance to a fast radio burst (FRB). How did this answer a pair of mysteries about the universe around us?

Space February 24, 2016

A Black Hole In 5D Would Break The Laws Of Physics: Scientists

Black holes in a five-dimensional world could disprove Einstein’s general theory of relativity, according to researchers from the UK. What aspect of these black holes could disprove this foundational law of physics?

Space February 20, 2016

Gravitational Waves Turned To Music: This Is How Awesome It Sounds

A British composer has transformed "chirps" from gravitational waves into a stellar piece of music. Listen to the awesome spacedub here.

Space February 18, 2016

CERN's Large Hadron Collider Recreates Big Bang Primordial Soup

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

Moon Orbiter DARE To Go To Far Side Of The Moon To Uncover Early Universe's Secrets

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

Green Pea Galaxy Gives Scientists Clues About The Early Evolution Of The Universe

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

Do Extraterrestrials Exist? Alien Life Could Thrive In Globular Star Clusters

The search for alien life has found a potential juncture at the globular star clusters found within the Milky Way galaxy. Astrophysicists believe that these old and densely-packed group of stars have the potential to be the cradle of advanced alien civilizations.

Space January 7, 2016

Researchers Believe These Are The Planets Where Humankind Could Possibly Survive

In a future far, far away, mankind may finally unlock the secrets to human spaceflight that could reach planets beyond our solar system. Before that happens, however, astronomers are first searching for exoplanets where life can thrive.

Space January 5, 2016

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