NASA released a photo of dozens of distant galaxy clusters taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Gravitational lensing has caused some of the light from the galaxies to look like a smiling face.
Space November 5, 2018
Researchers from Japan, Taiwan, and the United States created a cosmic map of dark matter using the Hyper Suprime-Cam. The map was inferred from the distortion of galaxies created by gravitational lensing.
Space October 4, 2018
Gravitational lensing helped confirm the nature of the spiral galaxy A1689B11, which existed 2.6 billion years after the Big Bang. What makes A1689B11 different from other ancient galaxies?
Space November 5, 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
A combined image of more than 23,000 galaxy pairs suggests that dark matter exists. It also confirms galaxies are connected together through a cosmic web of the invisible substance.
Space April 15, 2017
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have captured a composite image of the elusive dark matter for the first time. The mysterious matter’s image has the face of a ghost and teased out by gravitational lensing method.
Space April 14, 2017
An international team of astronomers spotted a young galaxy that is full of stardust from the early universe, offering clues on the formation of the first stars in the universe. The A2744_YD4 is the most remote galaxy ever spotted.
Space March 9, 2017
A dark matter galaxy may have been detected, by accident, by astronomers testing equipment at ALMA. How did they find a galaxy that does not give out light?
Space April 15, 2016
Researchers at the Atacama Large Millimeter Array observatory have captured a highly detailed image of a star formation located in a remote area of the universe.
Space June 9, 2015
Researchers from England's Durham University have discovered the possibility of dark matter causing galaxies to 'separate' from other elements in the universe.
Space April 21, 2015
Gravitational lensing, a phenomenon predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity, creates a dramatic cosmic sight. A perfect ring of light shows a galaxy 12 billion light years away.
Space April 7, 2015
Light from a supernova that exploded more than 9 billion years ago passes a massive cluster of galaxies, resulting in four separate images of the supernova in the shape of a cross. The phenomenon is known as Einstein cross.
Space March 9, 2015
An image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope features what appears to be a smiling face with two gleaming eyes. The cosmic smile has drawn attention after artist Judy Schmidt submitted a version of the image to the Hubble's Hidden Treasures competition.
Space February 10, 2015
By using many telescopes and a natural effect that creates a sort of magnifying lens in space, an international team of astronomers now have the best view yet of two galaxies merging.
Internet Culture August 27, 2014
Astronomers have stumbled upon a galaxy so huge it serves as a magnifying lens for whatever is behind it. And what’s behind it is another galaxy that is the farthest discovered galaxy to date.
Space August 3, 2014
An "ordinary" Type 1a supernova was seen, apparently giving off the same amount of energy as 100 billion suns. How did nature dupe astronomers?
Space April 28, 2014
Researchers have discovered an 'upside-down planet' with unusual gravitational lensing characteristics. The self-lensing planet may lead to the development of new techniques that could be used to study binary star systems.
Space April 23, 2014
A massive black hole has been spotted rotating at over half the speed of light. But, what does that tell us about the life of the mysterious object?
Space March 6, 2014
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