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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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Astronomers Capture Baby Planet For The First Time
July 02, 2018
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Astronomers Capture Baby Planet For The First Time

For the first time, astronomers have observed a planet being born. They’ve also shared the historic photo, the first of its kind, of the baby planet. The new photo shows a young planet taking shape in the disk of gas and dust surrounding a young star. “These disks around young stars are the birthplaces of planets,...

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Would An Alien Civilization Survive Climate Change?
June 05, 2018
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Would An Alien Civilization Survive Climate Change?

Researchers want to know if a sustainable alien civilization exists somewhere, maybe outside our galaxy or “our universe”. Climate change, deforestation, and biodiversity loss is something that is happening right in front of our eyes. Many out there believe that creating a sustainable version of civilization is one...

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Scientists Found One of the Largest Neutron Stars
May 30, 2018
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Scientists Found One of the Largest Neutron Stars

Astronomers have witnessed one of the heaviest and largest neutron stars known to science. It is twice as massive as the sun. Researchers from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group of the UPC and the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics (IAC) have made the discovery. They used a pioneering method to find a neutron star of...

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Astronomers Take a Close Look at a Distant Pulsar
May 26, 2018
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Astronomers Take a Close Look at a Distant Pulsar

Astronomers have made one of the highest-resolution observations in the history of astronomy. They observed a distant pulsar 6,500 light-years from Earth. So, a team of astronomers has observed two intense regions of radiation, 20 km apart, around a star 6,500 light-years away. We are talking about a pair of stars orbiting...

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Star Turns into a Black Hole Before Hubble’s Eyes
May 19, 2018
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Star Turns into a Black Hole Before Hubble’s Eyes

Hubble just witnessed the birth of a black hole for the first time. But astronomers didn’t expect this kind of unusual birth. Usually, when a massive star expands its fuel, its core collapses into a dense object. Thus, sending the rest of its gas outward in an event is called a supernova. However, this was not the case...

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Baby Stars Found Just 250 Million Years after Big Bang
May 16, 2018
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Baby Stars Found Just 250 Million Years after Big Bang

An international team of astronomers found evidence of baby stars formed only 250 million years after big bang. They used ALMA telescope. So, using instruments at the ALMA observatory in Chile, astronomers were able to observe a distant galaxy called MACS1149-JD1. This galaxy lies 13.28 billion light-years away and its stars...

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Hubble Discovers a Light-Bending Einstein Ring
April 10, 2018
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Hubble Discovers a Light-Bending Einstein Ring

Hubble Space Telescope snapped a picture packed with galaxies. But among them, you can find a spectacular feature: the Einstein Ring. Astronomers call this galaxy cluster SDSS J0146-0929. The gravity here bounds hundreds of individual galaxies. But not just that. It actually bends light in a way that creates a ring-like...

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