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New observations from the Planck mission don’t resolve anomalies like the CMB “cold spot”

A new analysis of Planck mission data has provided no new insights into the anomalies it detected, leaving the door…

2 weeks ago

Is Dark Matter Made of Axions? Black Holes May Reveal the Answer

What is dark matter made of? It's one of the most perplexing questions of modern astronomy. We know that dark…

1 month ago

Meet WFIRST, The Space Telescope with the Power of 100 Hubbles

WFIRST ain't your grandma's space telescope. Despite having the same size mirror as the surprisingly reliable Hubble Space Telescope, clocking…

4 months ago

This Star Has Been Going Nova Every Year, for Millions of Years

A nova star is like a vampire that siphons gas from its binary partner. As it does so, the gas…

4 months ago

Uh oh, a Recent Study Suggests that Dark Energy’s Strength is Increasing

Staring into the Darkness The expansion of our universe is accelerating. Every single day, the distances between galaxies grows ever…

5 months ago

Quasars with a Double-Image Gravitational Lens Could Help Finally Figure out how Fast the Universe is Expanding

How fast is the Universe expanding? That's a question that astronomers haven't been able to answer accurately. They have a…

5 months ago

We May Soon Be Able To See the First, Supergiant Stars in the Universe

We need to talk about the dark ages. No, not those dark ages after the fall of the western Roman Empire.…

7 months ago

Whoa. That’s the Milky Way, Bouncing off the Moon in Radio Waves

The universe wasn't always such a well-lit place. It had its own Dark Ages, back in the days before stars…

8 months ago