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Himiko Galaxy's 'Space Blob' Halo Dates Back To The Cosmic Dawn
2014-01-17 08:10:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Questions surrounding the glowing gaseous halo extending from a massive early galaxy that have puzzled astronomers since its discovery in 2009 have finally been answered by research appearing in a recent edition of The Astrophysical Journal. Himiko, a very large and extremely distant galaxy with a gaseous halo extending over 55,000 light years, was first discovered four years ago using the Subaru Telescope located at Hawaii’s...

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2009-04-23 07:54:18

A team of astronomers in California recently discovered a giant cosmic "blob" that they believe to be a remnant from our universe's infancy. Using a small army of the world's most advanced space and ground telescopes, scientists from the Carnegie Observatory in Pasadena California were able to essentially look back in time to a point when the universe was a mere 800 million years old.  Researchers have identified the object as an "extended Lyman-Alpha blob", a vague cosmological term...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.