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How did this baby galaxy develop so much powerful interstellar dust? How did this baby galaxy develop so much powerful interstellar dust?

According to an American Association for the Advancement of Science statement, astronomers have discovered a very young but remarkably evolved galaxy...

In 3D: Very Large Telescope peers deeper into cosmos than ever before In 3D: Very Large Telescope peers deeper into cosmos than ever before

According to a European Southern Observatory (ESO) statement, the Very Large Telescope has carried out unprecedented observations that enable the most detailed three-dimensional view of a small sector of the distance Universe...

Immense black hole dates to the early history of the universe Immense black hole dates to the early history of the universe

A new paper published in the February 26 issue of the journal Nature describes a supermassive black hole that existed when the universe was only 875 million years old, a small fraction of its current age of 13...

NASA and ESA telescopes trace ultra-strong winds blowing from black holes NASA and ESA telescopes trace ultra-strong winds blowing from black holes

According to a NASA statement, telescopes have revealed for the first time that powerful winds emanate from black holes in all directions...

Hubble captures new images of planet’s perturbations in disk around star Hubble captures new images of planet’s perturbations in disk around star

According to a NASA statement, the Hubble Space Telescope has obtained new images showing a primordial planet plowing through the debris disk around the young star Beta Pictoris...

Fabled gravitational waves could actually be found by observing time, not space Fabled gravitational waves could actually be found by observing time, not space

Detecting gravitational waves is a necessary step to fully validate Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, but researchers have been unable to detect the ripples in space-time...

Astronomers use ‘planet finder’ tool to investigate missing brown dwarf Astronomers use ‘planet finder’ tool to investigate missing brown dwarf

A new planet-finding instrument on the Very Large Telescope array in Chile made headlines this week for helping the massive array see...absolutely nothing...

‘Interstellar’ effects team uses computer code to examine black holes ‘Interstellar’ effects team uses computer code to examine black holes

The visual effects team from the film “Interstellar”, who created phenomenal images of a black hole and other outer space objects for the movie, have published a scientific paper in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity, published by IOP Publishing...

New research suggests Universe has infinite age, finite size, and no origin New research suggests Universe has infinite age, finite size, and no origin

Everything you know is wrong. At least when it comes to the origins of the Universe. That's the claim made by a bold new model proposed by Saurya Das at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada and Ahmed Farag Ali at Benha University in Egypt...

California’s Lick Observatory supported by generous Google gift California’s Lick Observatory supported by generous Google gift

According to a University of California, Santa Cruz statement, UC’s Lick observatory has received a $1 million gift from Google Inc...