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Early Universe

The First Stars Formed Very Quickly

Based on a new study, it is possible that the first stars in our Universe formed about 1 billion years…

1 month ago

Astronomers Uncover Dozens of Previously Unknown Ancient and Massive Galaxies

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Tokyo used ALMA to view 39 previously-undiscovered ancient galaxies.

4 months ago

The First Molecule that was Possible in the Universe has been Seen in Space

It takes a rich and diverse set of complex molecules for things like stars, galaxies, planets and lifeforms like us…

8 months ago

Astronomers Process Hubble’s Deepest Image to get Even More Data, and Show that Some Galaxies are Twice as big as Previously Believed

It allowed us to spot auroras on Saturn and planets orbiting distant suns. It permitted astronomers to see galaxies in…

11 months ago

Cosmic Void Contains Fewer Galaxies than Expected, which, Ironically, Makes it Harder for Light to get Through

Using the Subaru Telescope, a team of astronomers recently probed a 500 light-year region of the early Universe and found…

1 year ago

The Most Distant Star Ever Seen, Only 4.4 Billion Years After the Big Bang

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers recently imaged the most distant star ever seen in a distant…

2 years ago

James Webb Telescope is Probably Going to be Delayed Again, and Could Exceed a Congress Spending Cap

According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is likely…

2 years ago

Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang

An international team of astronomers, using multiple observatories, have found the youngest and most distant quasar to date.

2 years ago

When Was the First Light in the Universe?

When was the first time that the Universe cooled down enough that light could finally move around?

3 years ago

The Early Universe Was All About Galactic Hook Ups

According to new research by an international team of scientists, early galaxies were characterized by mergers (aka. "hookups")

4 years ago