cepheid variables

Webb Continues to Confirm That Universe is Behaving Strangely

Over a century ago, astronomers Edwin Hubble and Georges Lemaitre independently discovered that the Universe was expanding. Since then, scientists…

3 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…

5 months ago

Polaris is the Closest, Brightest Cepheid Variable. Very Recently, Something Changed.

A new study has revealed that Polaris' pulsating behavior may be caused by its binary companion, resolving a long-standing mystery…

10 months ago

JWST is the Perfect Machine to Resolve the Hubble Tension

Over the last decade, various measurements have disagreed over the rate that the Universe is expanding. Astronomers use Cepheid variables…

11 months ago

Supernovae Were Discovered in all These Galaxies

The Hubble space telescope has provided some of the most spectacular astronomical pictures ever taken. Some of them have even…

2 years ago

Black Hole-Neutron Star Collisions Could Finally Settle the Different Measurements Over the Expansion Rate of the Universe

If you've been following developments in astronomy over the last few years, you may have heard about the so-called "crisis…

3 years ago

How Fast is the Universe Expanding? Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Conduct the Most Accurate Measurements to Date

A new study used data from both Hubble and Gaia in order to obtain the most precise measurements of cosmic…

6 years ago

Precise New Measurements From Hubble Confirm the Accelerating Expansion of the Universe. Still no Idea Why it’s Happening

A new survey performed by the SHoES team using Hubble has confirmed that the Universe is in an accelerated rate…

6 years ago

The Cepheus Constellation

Located in the northern hemisphere is Cepheus, one of the 48 constellations included by Ptolemy in his classic work, The…

7 years ago

What are Cepheid Variables?

Discovered in the late 18th century, Cepheid Variable stars have become an important tool for measuring the size of the…

8 years ago