Tag: Early Universe

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

Scientists Take A Peek At Earliest Massive Black Holes In The Universe

Researchers questioned a long-standing belief that the first supermassive black holes were formed due to powerful ultraviolet radiation. Through computer simulations, dark matter halos were a major factor in the creation of supermassive black holes during the early universe

Space January 24, 2019

Rapidly Expanding Cloud Of Atoms Hums A Symphony Similar To How Early Universe Did

By triggering a cloud of atoms to undergo a rapid expansion, a group of experts found that atoms could hum similarly to how the early universe may have had sung during the period of inflation.

Feature | Science April 21, 2018

Physicists Win ‘Oscars Of Science’ For Baby Universe Photo

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

Astronomers Unveil Most Accurate Map Of Dark Matter In The Universe

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

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

Astronomers Carry Out Deepest Ever Millimeter Observations Of Early Universe Using ALMA Telescope

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

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

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

Hubble Space Telescope Images Most Distant Galaxy Ever Seen

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

Researchers Use ‘Cracking Paint’ To Explain Why Celestial Bodies Range In Size

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

Study Reveals Reason Behind Tilt Of Moon And Metals On Outer Layer Of Earth

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

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

Many More Earth-Like Worlds Are Waiting To Be Born, Study Suggests

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

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument To Be Used To Create 3D Map Of The Universe

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

Discovery Of Extremely Rare Quartet Of Quasars In Giant Nebula Excites 'Incredibly Lucky' Astronomers

Quasars are young, highly energetic galactic loners. What brought four of them together in one area of the Universe?

Space May 17, 2015

Researchers Come Up With Solution To Early Universe Mystery

Matter fills the Universe, while antimatter is unseen, except in laboratories. Now, cosmologists may know why this is the case.

February 26, 2015

Galaxy Formation May Be Linked to Galactic 'Hailstorm' in Early Universe

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

Let there be light? First light in the universe may have originated from a leaky galaxy

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

Discovery of traces of one of universe's oldest stars excites boffins

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

NASA's COSmIC simulator gives scientists a peek of evolution of universe

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

Mind-blowing computer simulation of cosmic evolution akin to psychedelic lightshow

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

Some galaxies matured faster in early universe

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

Zircon crystal found in Australian sheep ranch is 4.4 bn years old. Yes, as old as Earth's crust

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

Discovery of Galaxy Abell2744 Y1 on the edge of universe has made NASA giddy

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

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