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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…

11 months ago

How Fast is the Universe Expanding? Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Conduct the Most Accurate Measurements to Date

A new study used data from both Hubble and Gaia in order to obtain the most precise measurements of cosmic…

2 years ago

Most ‘Outrageous’ Luminous Galaxies Ever Observed

A team of astronomers have discovered 8 of the brightest galaxies ever observed. And their luminosity could tell us a…

5 years ago

What Shape is the Universe?

It's a reasonable question to wonder what the shape of the Universe is. Is it a sphere? A torus? Is…

5 years ago

Is the Universe Finite or Infinite?

Two possiblities exist: either the Universe is finite and has a size, or it's infinite and goes on forever. Both…

6 years ago

It Turns Out Primordial Gravitational Waves Weren’t Found

Last March, international researchers from the Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization (BICEP2) telescope at the South Pole claimed that…

6 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Dec. 5, 2014: Orion’s Successful Launch!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) (more…)

6 years ago

New Cosmological Theory Goes Inflation-Free

The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation is one of the greatest discoveries of modern cosmology. Astrophysicist George Smoot once likened…

6 years ago

Teamwork! Two Telescopes Combine Forces To Spot Distant Galaxy Clusters

Doing something extraordinary often requires teamwork for humans, and the same can be said for telescopes. Witness the success of…

7 years ago

How Massive Is A Neutrino? Cosmology Experiment Gives A Clue

There have been a lot of attempts over the years to figure out the mass of a neutrino (a type…

7 years ago