The Spektr-RG observatory launched from Kazakhstan aboard a Proton-M rocket on Saturday. The X-ray telescope could shed light on the formation of black holes, evolution of the universe, and the nature of dark energy.
How does the universe work? It appears that a new AI could help find the answer as it was able to work well beyond the parameters set by its developers.
Space June 26, 2019
NASA stitched together an image of the sky using X-ray data from the first 22 months of the NICER onboard the International Space Station. The observatory watches the sky to help scientists determine the size of neutron stars and pulsars.
Space June 1, 2019
The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully completed another round of testing. The powerful observatory was subjected to extreme temperature in a vacuum chamber to make sure that it will be able to endure conditions in space.
Space May 31, 2019
The first stars in the Universe exploded asymmetrically, spreading the seeds that would create new stars in neighboring galaxies. Astrophysicists from MIT presented observational evidence of aspherical supernovae from studying a nearby ancient star.
Space May 9, 2019
The Hubble Image Field offered a view of the farthest and faintest galaxies that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever seen. In this single image, 265,000 galaxies from up to 500 million years after the Big Bang can be seen.
Space May 3, 2019
The universe is expanding a lot faster than previously predicted. Now, astronomers are hunting for new possibilities and theories to explain the changing cosmic expansion.
Space April 25, 2019
The half-life of the xenon-124 atom is 1 trillion times longer than the time the universe has existed. So, how did scientists manage to observe this process?
Energy April 24, 2019
Researchers claimed that the redshift of split images of a quasar can help scientists produce a new estimate of the Hubble Constant. The new technique might help settle the debate on how fast the universe is expanding.
Space January 23, 2019
A theory proposed a new model that explains the mystery of dark energy which, scientists believe, makes up more than 60 percent of the universe. The new model also works within the existing framework of string theory.
Space December 29, 2018
A theory that could explain the continuous expansion of the universe has been published by an astrophysicist from Oxford University. Dr. Jamie Farnes believe that dark fluid of negative masses is the answer to some of astronomy's most enduring mysteries.
Space December 6, 2018
Scientists used data from the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope to indirectly measure photons that have been produced in the observable universe since its formation. They hope that the same method can be used to observe the Big Bang.
Space December 4, 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
Theorists suggest that other previous universes have existed before the current one. The team theorizes that traces of the dead black holes, which are the remains of the previous universe, could be detected in the cosmic microwave background radiation.
Space August 31, 2018
Harvard astronomer Abraham Loeb proposed that the search for extraterrestrial life could yield better results in galaxy clusters. He also said humans are better off migrating to these clusters.
Space June 26, 2018
An astrophysicist says that aliens might try to hoard stars for energy as the universe expands. Humans could catch the aliens doing this if missing stars are located.
Space June 20, 2018
Researchers found that there are more massive stars scattered across space-time than previously thought. The new discovery could upend current notions about how stars and galaxies were formed.
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
Computer simulations of the cosmos revealed that higher amount of dark energy would still allow life to exist in other universes if they exist. Why does it pose a problem to the multiverse theory?
Space May 14, 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
With advances to telescopes, scientists can now see further out into the universe, and now they have witnessed something from the beginning of the universe. Scientists got to see many young galaxies collide to form a megamerger.
Space April 27, 2018
Researchers find that the Milky Way galaxy hasn't stopped growing and is growing at an extremely rapid rate. The Milky Way is growing faster than the speed of sound.
Space April 4, 2018
There is a new theory that the Universe will end when it collides with a bubble of negative energy. Scientists warn that this process may have already begun to take place.
Space April 2, 2018
Before dying, Stephen Hawking did more than just mathematically prove the existence of multiple universes. He also detailed how darkness will eventually swallow the entire Universe, causing its ultimate end.
Space March 20, 2018
Astronomers reported finding the apparent fingerprint of the first stars of the universe, which formed about 180 million years after the Big Bang. What does this tell about dark matter?
Space March 1, 2018
The universe is expanding at a faster rate, and astronomers have updated the measurements using the improved Hubble Telescope. However, there is a need to determine what causes the discrepancies of the Hubble Constant.
Space February 24, 2018
In 2012, astronomers discovered a cluster of twin galaxies colliding at an unimaginable speed. It was so massive that it earned the nickname El Gordo or “the Fat One.
Space January 17, 2018
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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