Cosmology

Some Clever Ways to Search for Primordial Black Holes

Primordial Black Holes (PBHs) have recently received much attention in the physics community. One of the primary reasons is the…

2 weeks ago

Roman Space Telescope Will Be Hunting For Primordial Black Holes

When astrophysicists observe the cosmos, they see different types of black holes. They range from gargantuan supermassive black holes with…

3 weeks ago

The World's Largest Digital Camera is Complete. It Will Go Into the Vera Rubin Observatory

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory, formerly the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), was formally proposed in 2001 to create an…

2 months ago

A New, More Accurate Measurement for the Clumpiness of the Universe

Cosmologists are wrestling with an interesting question: how much clumpiness does the Universe have? There are competing but not compatible…

3 months ago

Euclid Begins its 6-Year Survey of the Dark Universe

ESA's Euclid mission was launched in July 2023 and has already sent home test images showing that its instruments are…

3 months ago

How Does the Cosmic Web Drive Galaxy Evolution?

Galaxies experience a long strange trip through the cosmic web as they grow and evolve. It turns out that the…

4 months ago

Dust Ruins Another Way of Measuring Distance in the Universe

Astronomers are always searching for new ways to measure distance in the Universe, especially at the greatest distances where less…

4 months ago

The JWST Solves the Mystery of Ancient Light

The very early Universe was a dark place. It was packed with light-blocking hydrogen and not much else. Only when…

4 months ago

Astronomers Rule Out One Explanation for the Hubble Tension

Astronomers measure the Universe's expansion rate and have found a discrepancy between the speed nearby versus the speed measured in…

4 months ago

1,500 New Type 1A Supernova Found as Part of the Dark Energy Survey

Supernova explosions are fascinating because they're so cataclysmic, powerful, and awe-inspiring. They're Nature's summer blockbusters. Humans have recorded their existence…

5 months ago