cosmic microwave background

Perhaps a Supervoid Doesn’t Explain the Mysterious CMB Cold Spot

For years cosmologists had thought that a strange feature appearing in the microwave sky, known as the CMB cold spot,…

2 months 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 months ago

Scroll Through the Universe with This Cool Interactive Map

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) continues to pad its space community résumé with their interactive map, “The map of the observable…

3 months ago

Astronomers Measure the Signal of Dark Matter From 12 Billion Years ago

The most distant measure of dark matter suggests the universe might have behaved differently in the past.

6 months 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…

1 year ago

Astronomers saw the Same Supernova Three Times Thanks to Gravitational Lensing. And in Twenty Years They Think They’ll see it one More Time

It is hard for humans to wrap their heads around the fact that there are galaxies so far away that…

2 years ago

Nancy Grace Roman Telescope is Getting an Upgraded new Infrared Filter

The Nancy Grace Roman Telescope just received a new infrared filter that will allow it to explore even more of…

2 years ago

Polarized light from the cosmic background hints at new physics

Distant light from the big bang is twisted as it travels to us. This could mean dark matter is more…

2 years ago

The Universe is the Same, Everywhere We Look. Even More than Cosmologists Predicted

The Universe is about 10% smoother than we expect, and astronomers aren't entirely sure why.

3 years ago

How Loop Quantum Gravity Could Match Anomalies in the CMB with Large Structures in the Modern Universe

A strange celestial tension could be caused by a cosmic tango between events at very small and very large scales.

3 years ago