Latest Cosmic distance ladder Stories
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has broken the record in the quest to find the furthest supernova of the type used to measure cosmic distances.
Astronomers discovered a new type of supernova of a star about 10 to 100 times more massive than our sun.
The ink is drying on a brand new birth certificate for a star that's been around for a very long time. New calculations using NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope have enabled a group of astronomers to take an important step closer to reconciling the age of this star, and the age of the Universe.
Astronomers have now accurately measured the distance to our neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud after using observations of eclipsing binaries.
A pair of French scientists has been able to recreate how the Milky Way’s spiral arms looked millions of years ago.
White dwarf supernovae that occurred millions of years ago have popped up in the Virgo Cluster galaxy and part of the sky labelled as "anonymous."
A Rutgers University astronomer has created computer models and simulations that help to explain how galaxies formed and evolved.
Astronomers have reportedly discovered the largest known structure in the universe – a formation so massive it would take a vehicle that was moving at light speed roughly four billion light years to cross it.
A massive star that astronomers have been watching mimic a supernova since 2009 has finally exploded for real.
Have you ever wished for a time machine to be able to travel to the distant past? What about a "Wayback Television Set" that would allow you to watch an entire month of ancient prehistory in real time?
The Coma Cluster (Abell 1656), along with the Leo Cluster, is one of two major clusters compromising the Coma Supercluster. It contains over 1000 identified galaxies. Most of the galaxies in the center of the Coma Cluster are elliptical galaxies including both dwarf and giant. However the center is dominated by NGC 4874 and NGC 4889, two giant elliptical galaxies. The brightest galaxies are visible, a few degrees north of the galactic pole, with an amateur telescope larger than 20 cm. The...
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