cosmic microwave background

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.

2 weeks 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…

7 months 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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.

2 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.

2 years ago

How Do You Weigh The Universe?

If we can find the weight of everything in the universe, we can better understand how the universe came to…

2 years ago

What is the Steady State Hypothesis?

When it comes to cosmological theories, the Big Bang theory has historically had only one big contender - the Steady…

2 years ago

New Research Suggests that the Universe is a Sphere and Not Flat After All

The universe is a seemingly endless sea filled with stars, galaxies, and nebulae. In it, we see patterns and constellations…

3 years ago