Dark energy, the mysterious force that causes the universe to accelerate, may have been responsible for unexpected results from the XENON1T experiment, deep below Italy’s Apennine Mountains.
The Giant Arc is a newly-discovered structure spanning 3.3 billion light years, and it’s challenging our understanding of the universe.
An investigation carried out by the astrophysicists questions one of the most interesting findings about the dynamics of the Milky Way in recent years: that the precession, or the wobble in the axis of rotation of the disc warp is incorrect.
Researchers have investigated what happened to a specific kind of plasma – the first matter ever to be present – during the first microsecond of Big Bang. Their findings provide a piece of the puzzle to the evolution of the universe, as we know it today.
An international team of scientists has discovered a filament of a fundamental structure known as the cosmic web hiding in the ‘Zone of Avoidance,’ and it’s one of the biggest structures ever seen by humans.
Astronomers are trying to figure out whether the star collapsed into a black hole without going supernova, or if it disappeared in a cloud of dust.
Astronomers have discovered the second-most distant quasar ever found. It is the first quasar to receive an indigenous Hawaiian name, Poniua’ena. Data show the supermassive black hole powering Poniua’ena is surprisingly massive, challenging current theories of how supermassive black holes formed and grew in the young universe.
An extraordinary asteroid with comet-like features has researchers puzzled.
The most distant dying galaxy discovered so far, more massive than our Milky Way — with more than a trillion stars — has revealed that the ‘cores’ of these systems had formed already 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, about 1 billion years earlier than previous measurements revealed.
The more we learn about the expanding universe, the stranger it becomes.
‘This is the most beautiful and satisfactory explanation of creation to which I ever listened.’
Swirling black holes at the center of the universe could be spewing out gravitational waves, according to a new study.
An incredibly luminous outburst that astronomers had previously classified as possibly the brightest supernova ever actually might have been caused by the explosive death of a star torn apart by a giant black hole, a new study finds.