New Telescopes to Study the Aftermath of the Big Bang

The NSF just awarded researchers at UChicago to start developing the CMB-S4 experiment, which will map the earliest moments of…

8 months ago

Colliding Neutron Stars Could Help Measure the Expansion of the Universe

A new study presents a novel and independent method for measuring cosmic expansion using kilonova

8 months ago

Another New Way to Measure Distance in the Universe: Baryon Acoustic Oscillations

A team of astronomers have developed a new technique that relies on Baryon Acoustic Oscillations to measure cosmic distances.

9 months ago

The First Light in the Universe Helps Build a Dark Matter Map

The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) collaboration used years of cosmic microwave background data to create a new map of Dark…

1 year ago

Could a Dark Energy Phase Change Relieve the Hubble Tension?

A new study suggests that the Hubble Constant could be resolved by the presence of a "New Early Dark Energy"…

1 year ago

“Early Dark Energy” Could Explain the Crisis in Cosmology

A new study considers how the presence of Early Dark Energy could help resolve one of the biggest cosmological mysteries…

2 years ago

Finally, an Explanation for the Cold Spot in the Cosmic Microwave Background

A new study by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) has confirmed the existence of a Supervoid, which could explain how…

2 years ago

Maybe Dark Matter is Warm, Not Cold

A new study by an international team of scientists considers the possibility that dark matter might be "warm" instead of…

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago

What is the Cosmic Microwave Background?

For thousands of years, human being have been contemplating the Universe and seeking to determine its true extent. And whereas…

6 years ago