A universe of 2 trillion galaxies
Jan 16, 2017
An international team of astronomers, led by Christopher Conselice, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham, have found that the universe contains at least 2 trillion galaxies, ten times more than previously ...
Deepest X-ray image ever reveals black hole treasure trove
Jan 05, 2017
An unparalleled image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is giving an international team of astronomers the best look yet at the growth of black holes over billions of years beginning soon after the Big Bang. This is the ...
Research reinforces role of supernovae in clocking the universe
Jan 04, 2017
How much light does a supernova shed on the history of universe?
Physicists measure the loss of dark matter since the birth of the universe
Dec 28, 2016
Russian scientists have discovered that the proportion of unstable particles in the composition of dark matter in the days immediately following the Big Bang was no more than 2 percent to 5 percent. Their study has been published ...
Fermi Lab co-founder, physicist Dr. Edwin Goldwasser dies (Update)
Dec 17, 2016
Dr. Edwin Goldwasser, a co-founder of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and one of the world's most prominent physicists who spent decades at the University of Illinois, has died at the age of 97.
Finding a needle in a space haystack
Dec 13, 2016
Stephanie Bernard is one in 24 million. The University of Melbourne PhD candidate is the only Australian given access to NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and she is using her time to explore one of the earliest galaxies in ...
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 ...