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Dark Energy Almost 100 Percent Proven?
2012-09-13 09:56:52

Since the 1990's, dark energy has been the most accepted hypothesis to explain the expansion rate of the Universe. A hypothetical form of energy, dark energy is thought to permeate all of space and accounts for about 73% of the total mass-energy of the universe.

2012-09-10 23:03:19

Howard Bloom, who’s been called “the next Stephen Hawking” and the “Einstein, Newton, Darwin, and Freud of the 21st Century,” has written a monumental new tome for anyone curious about

Early Universe Lit Up By Explosion Of Growth
2012-09-07 05:29:14

A new study indicates that the birth of the first massive galaxies that lit up the early universe was an explosive event, happening faster and ending sooner than suspected.

Big Bang Tracked With Hydrogen Atoms
2012-09-06 12:43:42

If the eyes are the windows to your soul, the stars are the windows to our galactic past because they can unveil the history of our Universe. The farther away a star is, the older it is.

Dark Matter Mystery Close To Being Solved
2012-09-05 05:25:36

Since the prediction of dark matter some 70 years ago, researchers from a myriad of disciplines have been looking for answers to what dark matter could be.

2012-08-21 17:05:23

A debate that has been raging over the distribution of matter in the universe can finally be put to bed thanks to the WiggleZ Dark Matter survey that was conducted in 2006 to 2011.

2012-08-21 07:01:34

Johns Hopkins University professor Charles L. Bennett and members of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) space mission that he led will receive the Gruber Foundation’s 2012 Cosmology Prize in Beijing, China tomorrow.

Big Bang May Have Actually Been A Big Freeze
2012-08-21 05:03:30

A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne and RMIT University has postulated an alternative theory for the start of the Universe. Instead of a Big Bang, they say the Universe more likely started with a Big Freeze.

2012-08-15 22:06:34

Scientists have found a way to accurately follow the birth and evolution of thousands of galaxies over billions of years.

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: The Hubble Extreme Deep Field (XDF) was completed in September 2012 and shows the farthest galaxies ever photographed by humans. Each speck of light in the photo is an individual galaxy, some of them as old as 13.2 billion years; the observable universe is estimated to contain more than 200 billion galaxies. Credit: NASA/Wikipedia What is Cosmology? I once commented to an acquaintance that I was fascinated by the field of Cosmology, and mused that if I had more time, I...

2004-10-19 04:45:44

Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos -- Stars are organised into galaxies which in turn appear to form clusters and superclusters, separated by voids. Prior to 1989 it was commonly assumed that the superclusters were the largest structures in existence, and that they were distributed more-or-less uniformly throughout the universe in every direction. However, in 1989, Margaret Geller and John Huchra discovered the "Great Wall", a sheet of galaxies more than 500 million light years long...

2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cosmology -- area of science that aims at a comprehensive theory of the structure and evolution of the entire physical universe. Modern Cosmological Theories Present models of the universe hold two fundamental premises: the cosmological principle and the dominant role of gravitation. Derived by Hubble, the cosmological principle holds that if a large enough sample of galaxies is considered, the universe looks the same from all positions and in all directions in space. The second point...

2004-10-19 04:45:42

Redshift -- Redshift is the phenomenon that the frequency of light when observed, under certain circumstances, can be lower than the frequency of light when it was emitted at the source. This usually occurs when the source moves away from the observer, as in the Doppler effect. More specifically, the term redshift is used for the observation that the spectrum of light emitted by distant galaxies is shifted to lower frequencies (towards the red end of the spectrum, hence the name) when...

2004-10-19 04:45:42

Quasar -- A quasar (from quasi-stellar radio source) is an astronomical object that looks like a star in optical telescopes (i.e. it is a point source), but has a very high redshift. The general consensus is that this high redshift is cosmological, the result of Hubble's law and that their redshift indicates that they are typically very distant from Earth; we observe them as they were several billions of years ago. Since we can see them despite their distance, they must emit more...

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