Universe

09.24.15
Astronomers spot a mid-sized black hole
09.24.15

Astronomers spot a mid-sized black hole

We've only come across a half-dozen intermediate black holes. Well, after today's announcement, half-dozen plus one.

By C. Klimovski,   09.24.15
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09.07.15
The farthest known galaxy is 13.2 billion years old
09.07.15

The farthest known galaxy is 13.2 billion years old

Scientists say they've spotted the farthest ever galaxy, a whopping 13.2 billion light years away -- when the universe was still very young.

By J. Fingas,   09.07.15
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08.11.15
Galaxy studies show that the universe is slowly dying
08.11.15

Galaxy studies show that the universe is slowly dying

We hope you weren't dead-set on keeping this universe, because a new galaxy study shows that it's going to die... eventually.

By J. Fingas,   08.11.15
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07.22.15
See Neil deGrasse Tyson explain the universe in 8 minutes
07.22.15

See Neil deGrasse Tyson explain the universe in 8 minutes

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how everything (and we do mean everything) came to be in a short video.

By J. Fingas,   07.22.15
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05.12.15
Radio telescope array could unlock the secrets of the early universe
05.12.15

Radio telescope array could unlock the secrets of the early universe

To capture the night sky and better understand the formative years of our universe, astronomers ar...

By N. Summers,   05.12.15
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04.13.15
Supernovae suggest the universe is growing slower than expected
04.13.15

Supernovae suggest the universe is growing slower than expected

Don't look now, but what you know about the universe's growth might have been turned on its ear....

By J. Fingas,   04.13.15
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04.10.15
New telescope will be a high-resolution window to the universe
04.10.15

New telescope will be a high-resolution window to the universe

That 3D rendering up there is a new telescope from the National Science Foundation that promises t...

By M. Lalwani,   04.10.15
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12.01.14
The Big Picture: measuring the 'Eye of Sauron' galaxy
12.01.14

The Big Picture: measuring the 'Eye of Sauron' galaxy

The galaxy you see here (NGC 4151) may be best-known for looking a bit like the Eye of Sauron in t...

By J. Fingas,   12.01.14
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10.24.14
A 3D slice of the universe 10.8 billion years ago
10.24.14

A 3D slice of the universe 10.8 billion years ago

Mapping out the ancient universe is a major astronomical goal, but there's a huge challenge: the g...

By S. Dent,   10.24.14
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