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

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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Astronomers Create 3D Map Revealing 4,000 Infant Galaxies
April 07, 2018
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Astronomers Create 3D Map Revealing 4,000 Infant Galaxies

Astronomers have modeled one of the largest 3D maps, revealing 4,000 infant galaxies. Hence, it will help us learn about the earliest moments of the cosmos. Astronomers from Lancaster University have created the map. It will help us understand galactic evolution, early stellar trends, and the expansion of the cosmos. So, the...

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Astronomers Spot 72 Weird Cosmic Flashes
April 06, 2018
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Astronomers Spot 72 Weird Cosmic Flashes

Astronomers from the University of Southampton, UK, have found 72 unusual cosmic flashes. The event has stunned astronomers. So, astronomers were conducting a survey for supernovas – the dramatic explosion that happens after a massive star dies. During the study, they witnessed 72 powerful flashes of light. Researchers...

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Hubble Spots the Most Distant Star Ever Seen
April 02, 2018
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Hubble Spots the Most Distant Star Ever Seen

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope continues to break observing records. It has observed the most distant star ever seen, 9 billion light-years from Earth. The universe is 13.8 billion years old. Meanwhile, the light of this star started traveling at least 9 billion light-years ago. The team had been using the Hubble Space...

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Astronomers Find a Galaxy Free of Dark Matter
March 31, 2018
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Astronomers Find a Galaxy Free of Dark Matter

This is the first time astronomers find an entire galaxy that’s devoid of dark matter. A poorly-understood building block of our universe. Astronomers on Wednesday (March 28) announced the discovery of the first and only known galaxy without dark matter. Astronomers think that dark matter makes up about 27 percent of our...

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Astronomers Detect Radio Signals from a Black Hole Eating a Star
March 21, 2018
Entertainment

Astronomers Detect Radio Signals from a Black Hole Eating a Star

Astronomers have caught radio signals of a supermassive black hole devouring a star. Radio observations revealed the presence of a jet of high-energy particles. The radio signature closely matched the pattern of X-ray emissions, suggesting a close relationship between the two phenomena. “This is telling us the black hole...

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Stephen Hawking’s Theory of Multiverse – the Final Paper
March 20, 2018
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Stephen Hawking’s Theory of Multiverse – the Final Paper

According to media reports, a final paper from Stephen Hawking suggests that our universe is just one among many. The multiverse. The famed cosmologist, who died last week at the age of 76, is the lead author of a study called “A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation?” On March 4 — just 10 days before...

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Astronomers Discover that all Galaxies Spin the Same
March 14, 2018
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Astronomers Discover that all Galaxies Spin the Same

Recently, astronomers have discovered that no matter how big, all galaxies rotate once every billion years. Researchers think this is weird. Lead researcher Gerhardt Meurer said the discovery was “kind of weird.” “I just thought that’s kind of odd, small galaxies and big galaxies all orbiting at the same...

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Now Anyone Can Hunt for Alien Planets
March 13, 2018
Entertainment

Now Anyone Can Hunt for Alien Planets

Ever wanted to discover new alien planets? Thanks to new Google released code, you can now be a part of exoplanetary hunting. Last year, researchers announced they’d discovered two alien planets in the archival data gathered by NASA’s prolific Kepler space telescope. They achieved this using Google...

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Hubble Captures a Spectacular Galactic Collision
March 12, 2018
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Hubble Captures a Spectacular Galactic Collision

Hubble Space Telescope has been enjoying spectacular views for nearly 28 years. Currently, it has caught a beautiful shot of a galactic collision. NASA’s and ESA’s legendary telescope rotates in low Earth orbit. This beautiful piece of technology has vastly increased our knowledge about space. We have learned more...

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