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August 31, 2016 5:04 PM This Is What The Universe Looks Like 11.1 Billion Light-Years From Earth

Scientists have made a record-breaking discovery. The not-so-elegantly named CL J1001+0220 is 11.1 billion light-years from Earth and contains 11 massive galaxies in its core. “This galaxy cluster isn’t just remarkable for its distance, it’s also going through an amazing growth spurt unlike any we’ve ever seen,” said Tao Wang of the French Alternative 51

August 25, 2016 12:54 AM Neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet

The nearest habitable world beyond our Solar System might be right on our doorstep - astronomically speaking. Scientists say their investigations of the closest star, Proxima Centauri, show it to have an Earth-sized planet orbiting about it. What is more, this rocky globe is moving in a zone that would make liquid water on its surface a possibility 70

August 1, 2016 12:44 AM Jimmy Walker captures PGA Championship for first major title

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Texan Jimmy Walker was just moseying along Sunday afternoon, looking at ease despite his name resting atop the leaderboard on the final day of the 98th PGA Championship and world No. 1 Jason Day and reigning British Open champion Henrik Stenson on his heels. The chaotic week full of storms, delays and odd decisions by tournament 41

July 27, 2016 6:42 AM Spinning Milky Way Galaxy's Halo Discovered

The Milky Way galaxy has a halo and as astronomers found out, the hot gas is spinning in the same direction and almost at the same speed as the galaxy's disk, the same disk that holds the stars, planets, gas and dust. Astronomers from the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) discovered the spinning of the halo and it is expected 49

July 4, 2016 12:31 PM Happy Fourth of July, America

Astronomers have spotted a brilliant "fireworks" display millions of light years away. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spotted the spectacle, which is actually a dwarf galaxy named Kiso 5639. It "resembles a July 4th skyrocket," complete with a "brilliant blazing head and a long, star-studded tail," NASA said in a release. Kiso 5639 is also known as a "tadpole" 52

June 18, 2016 8:49 AM American, Briton, Russian depart from space station

A simulation of the powerful jets generated by supermassive black holes at the centers of the largest galaxies explains why some burst forth as bright beacons visible across the universe, while others fall apart and never ... (Phys.org)—European astronomers have uncovered evidence of a small glitch in the spin of a millisecond pulsar. According to a research 46

May 13, 2016 6:59 PM Hubble images spiral snowflake

Each spiral galaxy is unique, like a snowflake. GREENBELT, Md., May 13 (UPI) -- A new Hubble Space Telescope image reveals galaxy NGC 6814. The spiral galaxy is pictured face-on, allowing viewers to see its design in detail. Spiral and irregular galaxies make up 60 percent of the galaxies found in local universe -- the region of space surrounding the Milky 92

March 4, 2016 7:50 PM Astronomers spot glimmer of a galaxy that dates back to universe's infancy

Using a technique that has raised some skepticism among rival scientists, astronomers say they’ve identified a galaxy from a time when the universe was only about 400 million years old. A team of astronomers say they have discovered a hot, star-popping galaxy that – at 13.4 billion light years away – is much farther than any galaxy previously identified 57

March 4, 2016 10:30 AM Hubble Space Telescope Shatters Cosmic Distance Record, Spots Oldest Galaxy Ever Found

Due to an expanding universe, distant objects appear to be moving away from Earth as its light is stretched to longer, redder wavelengths, a phenomenon known as “cosmological redshift.” Determining a galaxy's redshift can indicate its distance away from Earth. The space agency said the telescope's latest finding revealed “surprising new clues” about 55

February 24, 2016 8:03 PM Stunning Milky Way photo shows star-forming regions

A new map of the Milky Way was released February 24, 2016, giving astronomers a full census of the star-forming regions within our own galaxy. The APEX telescope in Chile captured this survey. This image shows the elliptical galaxy NGC 4889, deeply embedded within the Coma galaxy cluster. There is a gigantic supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy 93