Latest Lyman-alpha blob Stories
Caltech astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM)—the diffuse gas that connects galaxies throughout the universe—with the Cosmic Web Imager, an instrument designed and built at Caltech.
Observations from ESOâ€™s Very Large Telescope have shed light on the power source of a rare vast cloud of glowing gas in the early Universe.
Astronomers have long known that in many surveys of the very distant Universe, a large fraction of the total intrinsic light was not being observed.
A team of astronomers in California recently discovered a giant cosmic "blob" that they believe to be a remnant from our universeâ€™s infancy.
ESO's VLT has helped scientists to discover a large primordial 'blob', more than 10 billion light-years away.
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