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Spitzer And Hubble Telescopes Discover Furthest Galaxy Ever
2012-09-19 19:01:35

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, light took off, then traveled 13.2 billion light-years until it was finally picked up by NASA's telescopes.

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

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.

Male Marine Snails Get Stuck Babysitting
2012-08-29 05:54:00

From egg-laying to hatching, the male marine whelk, Solenosteira macrospira, does all the work – even though few of the babies are his.

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.

Latest Universe Reference Libraries

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...

2014-01-12 00:00:00

Physics is a natural science involving the study of matter and its motion through space-time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. On a broader scale, it also involves the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Physics was part of natural philosophy until the Scientific Revolution in the 16th century, when the natural...

2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lyra Constellation -- Lyra (the lyre) is a prominent, although fairly small, northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and also counts among the modern 88 constellations. Its brightest star is Vega (Alpha Lyrae), which together with Altair (Alpha Aquilae) and Deneb (Alpha Cygni) forms the large asterism known as the Summer Triangle. Beta Lyr is a half separated (i.e. one of the stars reached its Rochevolume) eclipsing binary of a cream-white colour. The...

2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cygnus Constellation -- Cygnus (the swan) is a northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. Because of the pattern of its main stars, it is sometimes called the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross). The bird extends over the summer Milky Way, appearing to fly south. Notable features Cygnus contains several bright stars. Deneb, α Cygni, is an extremely brilliant star, very prominent despite...

2004-10-19 04:45:44

Centaurus Constellation -- Centaurus (the centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. A constellation of the southern hemisphere, mentioned by Eudoxus (4th century B.C.) and Aratus (3rd century B.C.), Ptolemy catalogued thirty-seven stars in it. It contains Proxima Centauri, the red dwarf that is the nearest known star (other than the Sun) to Earth, as well as Alpha Centauri, which is a double star to which Proxima...

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