Early Universe

This Distorted Circle is Actually a Galaxy That Looked Very Similar to the Milky Way, Shortly After the Big Bang

Using ALMA, a European team of astronomers was able to observe a galaxy as it looked 12 billion years ago…

2 months ago

A Giant Galaxy Seen Lighting Up the Universe Shortly After the Big Bang

The discovery of a bright galaxy that existed 13 billion years ago is shedding light on a period known own…

3 months ago

What Telescope Will Be Needed to See the First Stars in the Universe? The Ultimately Large Telescope

The oldest stars in the Universe are cloaked in darkness. Their redshift is so high, we can only wonder about…

3 months ago

Rare “Ring Galaxy” Seen in the Early Universe

Astronomers have discovered a collisional ring galaxy that existed when the Universe was just 3 billion years old, a find…

5 months ago

A Massive Rotating Disc Discovered in the Early Universe

If we want to understand how the Universe evolves, we have to understand how its large structures form and evolve.…

5 months ago

You’re Looking at Spiral Galaxies, Already Forming When the Universe was Just a Baby

The ALPINE survey recently observed 118 galaxies dated to just 1-1.5 billion years ago, and found that the early galaxies…

6 months ago

How were Supermassive Black Holes Already Forming and Releasing Powerful Jets Shortly After the Big Bang?

A series of studies has shown that the seeds of supermassive black holes and relativistic jets existed much sooner than…

7 months ago

Astronomers See the Farthest Galaxy Group Ever Found, When the Universe was Only 5% of its Current Age

Using data from multiple telescopes, an international team of astronomers has identified the most distant galaxy group to date -…

10 months ago

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…

12 months 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.

1 year ago