Dark matter may be smoother than expected
Dec 07, 2016
Analysis of a giant new galaxy survey, made with ESO's VLT Survey Telescope in Chile, suggests that dark matter may be less dense and more smoothly distributed throughout space than previously thought. An international team ...
Image: NASA's Webb Telescope clean room 'transporter'
Dec 01, 2016
What looks like a teleporter from science fiction being draped over NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, is actually a "clean tent."
Theory that challenges Einstein's physics could soon be put to the test
Nov 25, 2016
Scientists behind a theory that the speed of light is variable - and not constant as Einstein suggested - have made a prediction that could be tested.
Large number of dwarf galaxies discovered in the early universe
Nov 21, 2016
A team of researchers, led by University of California, Riverside astronomers, found for the first time a large population of distant dwarf galaxies that could reveal important details about a productive period of star formation ...
Forming stars in the early universe
Nov 21, 2016
The first stars appeared about one hundred million years after the big bang, and ever since then stars and star formation processes have lit up the cosmos. When the universe was about three billion years old, star formation ...
When was the first light in the universe?
Nov 07, 2016
The speed of light gives us an amazing tool for studying the universe. Because light only travels a mere 300,000 kilometers per second, when we see distant objects, we're looking back in time.
Researchers confirm decades-old theory describing principles of phase transitions
Nov 04, 2016
New research conducted at the University of Chicago has confirmed a decades-old theory describing the dynamics of continuous phase transitions.
Plant roots in the dark see light
Nov 03, 2016
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, and Seoul National University, South Korea, were able to show for the first time that roots react directly to light which is transmitted from ...
Watch Asteroid 2016 VA pass through Earth's shadow
Nov 03, 2016
Holy low-flying space rocks, Batman.
Researchers bring eyewear-free 3D capabilities to small screen
Oct 31, 2016
Convertible video displays that offer both 2D and 3D imaging without the need of any eyewear offer greater convenience to users who would otherwise have to keep track of yet another accessory. Such autostereoscopic displays ...