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Hubble Space Telescope Spotted The Most Distant Object In The Universe
May 22, 2017
Galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope Spotted The Most Distant Object In The Universe

Scientists, through the Hubble Space Telescope, have found the most distant object that humans have ever seen. A galaxy, 13.4 billion light-years away, has been spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope. It could lead scientists to question their understanding of the way that the universe evolved. A galaxy of such a size...

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Merging Galaxies Have Enshrouded Black Holes
May 21, 2017
Galaxy

Merging Galaxies Have Enshrouded Black Holes

Stars, gas, and dust can orbit black holes for long periods of time until a major disruption pushes the material in.  Only high-energy X-rays escape telling astronomers about the accreting black holes within. Galaxies combine and their central black holes approach each other. Thus, they push the gas and dust, surrounding it,...

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Hubble’s Successor: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
May 21, 2017
Galaxy

Hubble’s Successor: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

NASA will launch James Webb Space Telescope in 2021. It will observe the cosmos to uncover the history of the universe from the Big Bang and beyond. James Webb Space Telescope will focus on four main areas: first light in the universe, assembly of galaxies in the early universe, the birth of stars and protoplanetary systems,...

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TRAPPIST-1 and the March of Science
May 20, 2017
News

TRAPPIST-1 and the March of Science

A really remarkable event in science is the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 exo-planetary system. That’s a good example of how an armada of telescopes can work together to chart new frontiers in the cosmos. Seven Earth-sized planets have been found in resonant orbits around a faint star much smaller than the Sun. The new...

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