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January 3, 2019 10:00 AM Scientists find the 'missing' dark matter from the early universe

Dark matter, it seems, has been clinging to galaxies for a very long time. Most galaxies that existed 10 billion years ago had about as much dark matter as galaxies do today, contradicting earlier studies that suggested less dark matter lurked around galaxies in the early universe. "Dark matter was similarly abundant in star-forming galaxies in the distant 73

December 30, 2018 12:58 PM Nancy Grace Roman, 'Mother Of Hubble' Space Telescope, Has Died, At Age 93

When Nancy Grace Roman was a child, her favorite object to draw was the moon. Her mother used to take her on walks under the nighttime sky and show her constellations, or point out the colorful swirls of the aurora. Roman loved to look up at the stars and imagine. Eventually, her passion for stargazing blossomed into a career as a renowned astronomer 65

August 14, 2018 1:27 PM Supermassive black hole found in tiny galaxy, wowing researchers

Scientists are stunned by a supermassive black hole that has been found at the center of a tiny galaxy called Fornax UCD3. A supermassive black hole has been found at the center of a tiny galaxy, a rare find. What makes the discovery even more unique is that it has been located in an ultracompact dwarf galaxy, stunning researchers. The findings, published 87

July 9, 2018 3:58 PM Superbright quasar could shed light on universe's youth

A newfound quasar is blasting out the brightest radio emissions ever observed in the early universe, new research reports. Quasars, the brightest objects in the cosmos, are comprised of giant black holes gobbling up matter at the hearts of massive galaxies. Quasars emit mostly radio waves, which have the longest wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum 135

April 25, 2018 11:59 AM You Can Now See Nearly 1.7 Billion Stars With This Incredibly Detailed Map of the Milky Way

(BERLIN) — The European Space Agency is releasing the most detailed star chart yet for the Milky Way and neighboring galaxies. The data released Wednesday include high-precision measurements of almost 1.7 billion stars collected by the space agency’s Gaia probe, which was launched in 2013. It follows the release two years ago of a smaller batch of measurements 107

March 14, 2018 11:00 AM Scientists discover 15 new planets, including 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water

Scientists have discovered 15 new planets, including a “super-Earth” that may have liquid water on its surface. The planets are orbiting small, cool stars near our solar system that are known as “Red Dwarfs.” One of the brightest Red Dwarfs, K2-155, has three “super-Earths,” one of which, K2-155d, could be within the star’s habitable zone. K2-155d, which 108

July 7, 2017 4:45 PM Hubble captures image of 'hidden galaxy'

July 7 (UPI) -- The Hubble Space Telescope captured the IC 342, a challenging space target due to its thick glowing gas, dark, bright stars and obscuring dust. The IC 342, also known as the Hidden Galaxy, sits near the equator in the Milky Way's galactic disk, where the haze of glowing cosmic gas, dark, obscuring dust and bright stars was captured in an image 88

May 12, 2017 8:33 PM Hubble spots pair of galaxies passing at high speed

May 12 (UPI) -- Some 500 million light-years from Earth, a pair of galaxies are whizzing by one another at high speeds. The Hubble Space Telescope was recently able to image the near-collision using both its Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys. The result is a portrait of two galaxies appearing as one. But the near-miss won't result in a newly 146

May 6, 2017 11:32 AM Dark Matter Is the Real Guardian of the Galaxies (Video)

Step aside, Star-Lord – there's another superhero in the universe, and it's "guarding" far more galaxies than you can even fathom. In honor of the release of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" in movie theaters today (May 5), scientists with the Hubble Space Telescope have released gorgeous new images of all the galaxies in our universe. The abundance 91

March 31, 2017 5:19 PM Hubble highlights two galaxies in new image

Hubble captures images of NGC 4424, cataloged in the New General Catalog of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, and LEDA 213994. March 31 (UPI) -- NASA's Hubble space telescope has captured new images of two galaxies, NGC 4424 and LEDA 213994. The larger galaxy, NGC 4424, is cataloged in the New General Catalog of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, or NGC, which 144