Tag: Big Bang

Very Early Galaxies Shone Much Brighter Than Previous Expectations Says Researchers

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

Helium Hydride, Universe's First Molecule To Form After The Big Bang, Has Finally Been Found

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

Stunning Hubble Snapshot Showcases Ancient And Far-Off Galaxies

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

13 Billion-Year-Old Quasar Is Brightest Object Ever Seen In The Early Universe

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

Scientists Detect Possible Missing 'Piece' Of Universe Created By The Big Bang

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

Globular Clusters Not As Ancient As Previously Thought: These Star Clusters Formed About 4 Billion Years After Big Bang

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 Find First Relic Galaxy Which Has Been Unchanged Since The Universe Formed

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

Dark Energy May Have Caused The Universe To Expand Rapidly After The Big Bang

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

Harvard Physicists Say Dark Matter May Have An Electric Charge

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

Stars Found To Have Formed Only 250 Million Years After The Big Bang

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

Published Weeks After His Death, Stephen Hawking’s Final Theory Shows A Less-Complicated Universe

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

CERN Scientists Take Most Precise Measurement Of Antimatter

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

Stephen Hawking Claims To Know What Happened Before The Big Bang

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 Discover The Farthest Supermassive Black Hole, 800 Million Times The Size Of The Sun: Now What?

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

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

NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Fireworks Image Of Stars That Formed Just After The Big Bang

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, 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

Particle Bonanza: CERN Discovers Five Subatomic Particles

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

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

Physicists Map Out Oldest Light In The Universe In 3D

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

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

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

ALMA Detects Most Distant Oxygen Galaxy Ever Seen

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

Faint Blue Galaxy Could Shed Light On Big Bang

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

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

CERN Scientists Study Feasibility Of 100 Tera-Electron-Volt Particle Accelerator

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

Upgraded Large Hadron Collider Sets New Energy Collision Record

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

CERN Replicates First Moments Of Universe In Upgraded Large Hadron Collider

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

Giant Galaxies Nearly As Old As The Big Bang That Shouldn't Exist Mystify Astronomers

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

Do We Live In A Multiverse? Strange Glow At Edge Of Milky Way Could Be Evidence Of Parallel Universe

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

Scientists Measure Force Binding Antiprotons Together To Probe Why Antimatter Is Extremely Rare

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

Scientist May Have Found Proof Of Alternate, Parallel Universe

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

Newly Discovered Ancient Dwarf Galaxies Shed Light On Reionization Of Early Universe

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 Catch Glimpse Of Early Universe As Hubble Discovers 252 Faint Dwarf Galaxies

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

Large Hadron Collider Recreates Primordial Cosmic Goo: What Is Quark-Gluon Plasma?

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

Astronomers Indentify Farthest And Oldest Galaxy Ever Found

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

Scientists Recreate Big Bang's 'Littlest Liquid' Using LHC: Why Should You Care About Primordial Goo

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

Researchers Make Breakthrough In Studying The 'History Of Galaxies'

Scientists have discovered an astronomical breakthrough that tells of how galaxies have changed forms over time.

Space September 1, 2015

The Universe Is Slowly Dying But There's No Reason To Panic: Here's What's Happening

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

Farthest Galaxy Ever Detected Dates To The Earliest Days Of The Universe

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

Lithium Found In Exploding Star Answers Cosmic Mystery

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

Here's A Brief History Of Everything Squeezed Into Eight Eye-Opening Minutes By Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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

Scientists Spot Super-sized Black Hole That Grew Larger Than Host Galaxy

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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