Observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope revealed that some of the first galaxies in the universe are much brighter than newer galaxies. Researchers believe that this might provide clues about the Epoch of Reionization during the early universe.
Space May 14, 2019
The first ever molecule in the observable universe has been found. After decades of searching, astronomers spotted the primordial molecule in a dying star just 3,000 light-years away from Earth.
Space April 17, 2019
The Hubble Space Telescope used the technique called gravitational lensing to see distant galaxies that otherwise would not be detected by its sensitive lenses. The image was part of the new project dubbed BUFFALO.
Space September 15, 2018
Researchers discovered an extremely bright quasar dating back to 800 million years after the Big Bang. They said this is the brightest object yet discovered from the first billion years of the universe.
Space July 10, 2018
Aside from dark matter and the dark energy that comprised the universe, there remained to be 5 percent of what was called the 'ordinary matter.' About two-thirds of this ordinary matter was left unaccounted for until now.
Space June 21, 2018
Researchers used BPASS models to study binary star systems believed to be as old as their host clusters. Findings showed globular clusters could be 4 billion years younger than previously thought.
Space June 20, 2018
Scientists have found the first relic galaxy that has gone unchanged since the formation of the universe. This helps scientists figure out what the universe was like during those early years.
Space June 12, 2018
Physicists proposed a new model that uses dark energy to explain the rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang. They also said gravitational waves from the beginnings of the universe should be detectable using the new model.
Space June 9, 2018
Drawing inspiration from previous research, Harvard scientists theorized that dark matter is electric. If true, dark matter would be able to interact with ordinary matter through an electromagnetic force.
Space June 4, 2018
Astronomers have found stars that formed just 250 million years after the Big Bang. This is the first time that astronomers have detected stars that are that old.
Space May 16, 2018
The final theory on the multiverse by Stephen Hawking has just been published. It is based on string theory and explains that the universe is less complicated than it seemed.
Space May 2, 2018
Physicists can now measure antimatter more precisely at a difference of a few parts of a trillion. However, this new finding further mystifies the formation of the universe and why antimatter does not exist.
Space April 6, 2018
World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking claimed to know what occurred before the Big Bang. He presented his views on the 'Star Talk' show, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which airs on National Geographic.
Space March 3, 2018
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
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