Tag: Universe

Russia Launches Spektr-RG Space Telescope That Could Help Locate 3 Million Supermassive Black Holes In The Universe

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.


First Ever AI Simulation Of The Universe Is So Smart That Even Scientists Are Baffled

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's NICER Shows What Universe Looks Like If Humans Could See X-Rays

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

NASA's New James Webb Space Telescope Survives Last Thermal Vacuum Test

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

First Stars In The Universe Were Short-Lived And Ejecting Giant Jets Of Matter

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

Astronomers Stitch Together Years Of Hubble Data To Create Wide View Of The Distant Universe

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

Hubble Measurements Show The Universe Is Expanding 9 Percent Faster Than Expected

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

Dark Matter Hunter Captures ‘Rarest Thing Ever Recorded’ In Process 1 Trillion Times Longer Than Age Of Universe

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

Splitting Images Of Quasars Helps Researchers Understand Expansion Of The Universe

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

Striking New Study Proposes Model Of The Universe That Can Explain Dark Energy

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

New Scientific Model Describing 'Dark Fluid With Negative Mass' Could Make Up Most Of The Universe

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 Count How Many Photons The Universe Has Produced Since The Big Bang

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 Identity Areas Of The Universe Where Dark Matter Might Be Found

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

Scientists Find What Could Be 'Ghost' Black Holes From A Previous Universe

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

Advanced Alien Civilizations Could Be Living In Galaxy Clusters, And Humanity Would Do Well To Follow

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

Scientist Says That Aliens Might Hijack Stars For Energy In Order To Survive In 100 Billion Years

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

New Discovery About Massive Stars Could Change How We Understand The History Of The Universe

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

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

Universes In The Multiverse Are Potentially Hospitable To Life: Study

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

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

Giant Collision Of 14 Young Galaxies 12 Billion Years Ago Shows Formation Of Galaxy Cluster In Early Universe

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

The Milky Way Is Still Growing, And It Is Growing Faster Than The Speed Of Sound

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

Experts Theorize That Universe Will End When It Collides With A Bubble Of Negative Energy

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

Stephen Hawking Proposed Theory On How The Universe Will End Two Weeks Before His Death

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

Stars That Formed 180 Million Years After The Big Bang Offer Clues About Dark Matter

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

Astronomers Use Improved Hubble Telescope To Measure Expansion Rate Of The Universe

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

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Captures Image Of Largest And Hottest Galaxy Ever Found

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

Aztec Stone Shrine Discovered Beside Mexican Volcano Was An Ancient Map Of Universe

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

Overabundance Of Massive Stars Could Explain Evolution Of The Universe

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

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

Cosmic Microwave Background From Big Bang Helps Resolve Missing Baryon Problem

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, 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

Dark Energy May Be Myth, Standard Models Of Universe Overlooked Changing Structure: Study

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

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

Discovery Of 1,000 Times Brighter Neutron Star 50 Million Light-Years Away Sets Record For XMM-Newton

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

Baby Supernova Sheds Light On How Stellar Explosions Happen

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

Black Hole Eating Star For A Decade; More Studies On Eddington Limit Urged

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

What Is This Extragalactic Void Pushing The Milky Way, Other Galaxies Across The Universe?

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

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Expected: Here’s New Proof

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

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

CERN Scientists Use Laser To Observe Light Spectrum Of Antimatter [Video]

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

Distant Star Kepler 11145123 Is Roundest Object In The Universe

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 Universe Will End: Dark Energy May Get Universe To Gradually Rip Itself Apart Until Nothing Remains

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

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