quasars

Quasars can twinkle?

It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. With a recent upgrade to a 50-year-old radio telescope,…

3 weeks ago

There’s a Black Hole With 34 Billion Times the Mass of the Sun, Eating Roughly a Star Every Day

In the 1960s, astronomers began theorizing that there might be black holes in the Universe that are so massive -…

3 months ago

How the World’s Biggest Radio Telescope Could be Used to Search for Aliens

In the coming years, China's FAST radio telescope could join in the hunt for extraterrestrials thanks to a partnership with…

6 months ago

Blazar Found Blazing When the Universe was Only a Billion Years Old

A team of European scientists have observed the most distant "blazar" to date, an active galaxy that was around when…

6 months ago

The Debate Over Cold Dark Matter Warms Up As Astronomers Take Its Temperature

Dark matter has long been one of the most mysterious things in the cosmos. It was first proposed in the…

8 months ago

Hubble Finds Teeny Tiny Clumps of Dark Matter

Using data from Hubble and the gravitational lensing technique, a team of astronomers have found definitive evidence that Dark Matter…

9 months ago

Black Holes Were Already Feasting Just 1.5 Billion Years After the Big Bang

Using the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), an international team of astronomers observed gas clouds that in the early Universe…

9 months ago

Some Quasars Shine With the Light of Over a Trillion Stars

Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the Universe. The brightest ones are so luminous they outshine a trillion…

11 months ago

Uh oh, a Recent Study Suggests that Dark Energy’s Strength is Increasing

Staring into the Darkness The expansion of our universe is accelerating. Every single day, the distances between galaxies grows ever…

2 years ago

Quasars with a Double-Image Gravitational Lens Could Help Finally Figure out how Fast the Universe is Expanding

How fast is the Universe expanding? That's a question that astronomers haven't been able to answer accurately. They have a…

2 years ago