Early Universe

The Brightest Object Ever Seen in the Universe

It's an exciting time in astronomy today, where records are being broken and reset regularly. We are barely two months…

6 days ago

The Big Bang: What is it? Why study it? What happened before? How will it all end?

Approximately 13.8 billion years ago, the greatest event in all of existence occurred that literally created existence itself. This event…

5 months ago

JWST Plucks One Single Star out of a Galaxy Seen 12.5 Billion Years Ago

Thanks to data obtained by Webb, astronomers have confirmed that MACS0647-star-1 is the second farthest star observed to date.

6 months ago

You’re Looking at One of the Farthest Confirmed Galaxies Found by JWST

Astronomers have confirmed the age of Maisie's galaxy, which existed when the Universe was just 390 million years old, making…

6 months ago

Have We Seen the First Glimpse of Supermassive Dark Stars?

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) examines what are known as dark…

7 months ago

JWST Sees Organic Molecules Ludicrously Far Away

When astronomers used the JWST to look at a galaxy more than 12 billion light years away, they were also…

9 months ago

Warm Carbon Increased Suddenly in the Early Universe. Made by the First Stars?

New research shows that carbon was more abundant in the early Universe than previously thought, a find that could have…

12 months 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

Hungry Black Hole was Already Feasting 800 Million Years After the Big Bang

Black holes swallow everything—including light—which explains why we can't see them. But we can observe their immediate surroundings and learn…

1 year ago

Astronomers are Working on a 3D map of Cosmic Dawn

The latest results from the HERA Collaboration suggest how the earliest galaxies in the Universe slowly dispelled the cosmic "Dark…

1 year ago