The universe is expanding. When we look in all directions, we see distant galaxies speeding away from us, their light redshifted due to cosmic expansion.
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Can black holes be famous? If they can, then the one at the heart of the M87 galaxy qualifies
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 – a find which that reveal a great deal about the early Universe. The post Astronomers See the Farthest Galaxy Group Ever Found, When the Universe was Only 5% of its Current Age appeared first on Universe Today .
Welcome to the 645th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic roundup today so now, on to this week’s worth of stories! Universe Today: Top Astronomical Events for 2020Waiting for Betelgeuse: What’s … Continue reading “Carnival of Space #645” The post Carnival of Space #645 appeared first on Universe Today .
Hubble Captured a Photo of This Huge Spiral Galaxy, 2.5 Times Bigger than the Milky Way With 10 Times the Stars
This galaxy looks a lot like our own Milky Way galaxy. But while our galaxy is actively forming lots of new stars, this one is birthing stars at only half the rate of the Milky Way. It’s been mostly quiet for billions of years, feeding lightly on the thin gas in intergalactic space
This is the Core of the Milky Way, Seen in Infrared, Revealing Features Normally Hidden by Gas and Dust
The world’s largest airborne telescope, SOFIA, has peered into the core of the Milky Way and captured a crisp image of the region. With its ability to see in the infrared, SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy) is able to observe the center of the Milky Way, a region dominated by dense clouds of gas … Continue reading “This is the Core of the Milky Way, Seen in Infrared, Revealing Features Normally Hidden by Gas and Dust” The post This is the Core of the Milky Way, Seen in Infrared, Revealing Features Normally Hidden by Gas and Dust appeared first on Universe Today .
A new MIT-led study has shown how the Moon once had a more powerful magnetic field than Earth and why it was lost over time. The post The Moon’s Magnetosphere Used to be Twice as Strong as the Earth’s appeared first on Universe Today .
According to new research by a team from the LPI, it appears likely that Venus could indeed have active volcanoes on its surface today. The post The Surprising Possibility That There are Still Active Volcanoes on Venus appeared first on Universe Today .
New research by a team of geophysicists has revealed that “snow” could be a regular feature in Earth’s core region. The post It’s Snowing Iron Near the Earth’s Core appeared first on Universe Today .
A new study by a team led from the University of Colorado, Boulder, has discovered a rare and unique class of exoplanet that has the density of cotton candy. The post “Super-Puff” Exoplanets Aren’t Like Anything We’ve Got in the Solar System appeared first on Universe Today .
The year 2020 is expected to be an exciting one for space exploration. Here are the top stories that are expected to take place The post Spaceflight Stories Expected for 2020 appeared first on Universe Today
A researcher, whose work is supported by the ESA and NASA, has developed an idea for using bacteria to help build a base on Mars The post Using Bacteria to Build a Base on Mars appeared first on Universe Today .
One of the clearest signs of global warming, unless you live next to a glacier, are rising oceans. Now a joint mission involving the US and European countries is launching a pair of satellites to monitor the rising sea levels. The two satellites will monitor the oceans until 2030
Not all rovers are designed to roam around on the surface of other worlds like Mars. One rover, at least, is aquatic; a necessary development if we’re going to explore Enceladus, Europa, and the Solar System’s other watery worlds.
An international effort involving multiple observatories and astronomers from around the world have observed the most powerful gamma-ray burst ever. The post Hubble Observes the Most Powerful Gamma Ray Burst Ever Detected appeared first on Universe Today
A surtseyan eruption is a volcanic eruption in shallow water.
During a recent cryogenic loading test at Boca Chica, Texas, the Starship Mk 1 prototype experienced a sudden failure and is likely to be scrapped. The post Starship Mk 1 Blows its Top During Testing appeared first on Universe Today .
Astronomers at Cardiff University have done something nobody else has been able to do. A team, led by Dr. Phil Cigan from Cardiff University’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has found the neutron star remnant from the famous supernova SN 1987A
An entomologist at the University of Ohio thinks he’s done what thousands and thousands of other scientists haven’t: discovered life on Mars. The scientist in question is Professor Emeritus William Romoser, a specialist in arbovirology and general/medical entomology. According to Professor Romoser, the evidence is in plain view, easily seen in internet images from Martian … Continue reading “Insects on Mars?