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2009-04-09 10:54:50

A U.S.-led study that shows all of Earth's far infrared background comes from distant galaxies has essentially solved the question of the radiation's origin. The BLAST (Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope) project led by Mark Devlin of the University of Pennsylvania collected data 120,000 feet above Antarctica, enabling researchers to peer into the distant universe at wavelengths nearly unattainable from the ground. During the 1980s and 1990s, certain galaxies called...

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2008-02-01 11:00:00

University of Nottingham astronomers will be studying icy cosmic dust millions of light years away — using the biggest space telescope ever built.

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2006-12-18 15:40:00

New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope strongly suggest that infrared light detected in a prior study originated from clumps of the very first objects of the Universe.

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2005-04-06 07:45:00

For the last five years, a team of astronomers at the University of Cambridge and the Anglo-Australian Observatory in Sydney, Australia, has been building a special instrument to search for the most distant galaxies in the Universe.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.