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83 Supermassive Black Holes Discovered in the Early Universe
March 14, 2019
Entertainment

83 Supermassive Black Holes Discovered in the Early Universe

Astronomers have peered back some 13 billion years to a time just after the Big Bang. Therefore, discovering a swarm of supermassive black holes. Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and Princeton University were hunting quasars. So, they found 83 of them powered by supermassive black holes from a time when the universe was less...

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The New Telescope Could Find More Than 1,000 Planets
February 26, 2019
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The New Telescope Could Find More Than 1,000 Planets

NASA’s new telescope, WFIRST, will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since Hubble Space Telescope. NASA has scheduled the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) to launch next year. Experts hope it will help unravel some of the biggest mysteries of the universe. The new...

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Huge Remnant Found Around an Exploding Star
February 18, 2019
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Huge Remnant Found Around an Exploding Star

Astrophysicists discover the first-ever evidence of a huge remnant formed around an exploding star – a shell of material almost 400 light-years across. A small, dense dying star, about as massive as the Sun yet only slightly bigger than the Earth, has been constantly erupting for millions of years. We are talking about a...

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Split Images of Quasars Help us Better Understand Expansion of the Universe
January 23, 2019
Entertainment

Split Images of Quasars Help us Better Understand Expansion of the Universe

Knowing the velocity of the expansion of the universe is still puzzling to astronomers. But a team of astronomers has taken a step toward resolving the debate. By studying quasars, fountains of radiation powered by black holes, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have found a way to measure the rate in...

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Scientists Discover How Supermassive Black Holes Are Fed
January 14, 2019
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Scientists Discover How Supermassive Black Holes Are Fed

An Israeli-led team has figured out how supermassive black holes get so big. They observed a strange light spectrum from suddenly growing black hole. Supermassive black holes lie at the cores of most galaxies. They weigh millions to billions of times more than our sun. But it still remains unclear to scientists how they grow to...

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Our Sun Will Turn Into a Giant Crystal Ball After it Dies
January 10, 2019
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Our Sun Will Turn Into a Giant Crystal Ball After it Dies

Billions of years from now our dead Sun will solidify into a giant crystal ball, a new study suggests.  Most stars entering the final chapter of their lives tend to shrink, wither and slowly turn white. Astronomers call these cold, dense objects white dwarfs. As detailed in a paper published on Wednesday in Nature,...

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Astronomers Find A Titanic Structure In The Early Universe
October 17, 2018
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Astronomers Find A Titanic Structure In The Early Universe

Astronomers have discovered a titanic structure nicknamed Hyperion. It is the most massive structure existing so early in the formation of the Universe. This massive object lies in the constellation of Sextans (The Sextant). Hyperion exists at a remote time and distance, merely 2 billion years after the Big Bang. The giant...

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Gravitational Waves Provide New Information About Extra Dimensions
September 16, 2018
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Gravitational Waves Provide New Information About Extra Dimensions

Gravitational waves are disturbances in the fabric of spacetime. It takes massive, cataclysmic events to make waves large enough for us to detect. Last year’s discovery of gravitational waves coming from two colliding neutron stars was groundbreaking. Prof. Daniel Holz said, “This is the very first time we’ve been...

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Astronomers Discover Some of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe
August 17, 2018
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Astronomers Discover Some of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe

Recently, astronomers have identified some of the oldest galaxies in the universe. They began to form only about 100 million years after the Big Bang. Astronomers from the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics were studying dark matter when they...

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Einstein is Right Again – All Objects Fall the Same Way
July 05, 2018
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Einstein is Right Again – All Objects Fall the Same Way

Astronomers find more evidence that Einstein got gravity right. One of his predictions was that all objects fall the same way despite their mass or composition. Until now Einstein’s equations have passed all tests. Even his theory of falling objects has passed tests here on Earth. But scientists weren’t sure if the...

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