cepheid variables

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…

7 months 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…

3 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…

4 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…

5 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…

5 years ago

How Do We Measure Distance in the Universe?

This star is X light-years away, that galaxy is X million light-years away. That beginning the Universe is X billion…

7 years ago

What’s Going On Inside This New Kind of Variable Star?

A new kind of variable star -- 36 of that type, in fact -- has been found in a single…

8 years ago

Another Ceasing Cepheid

[/caption] Earlier this year, I wrote an article about a Cepheid variable star named V19 in M31. This Cepheid was…

11 years ago

The Little Cepheid that Stopped

[/caption] When Hubble first discovered a Cepheid variable in the galaxy M31, the universe grew. Previously, many astronomers had held…

11 years ago

Longstanding Cepheid Mass Mystery Finally Solved

[/caption] Cepheid variable stars - a class of stars that vary in brightness over time - have long been used…

11 years ago