Image of gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background, which appear as twisting “curls” and are known as B-nodes, as observed by the BICEP2 telescope. Image Credit: BICEP2 Collaboration
Astronomers today announced an exciting discovery: the first direct evidence for what happened during the first few seconds or so of the birth of our [...]
The amazing mirrors that will fly aboard NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will allow the James Webb Space Telescope to see farther away and further back in time to detect the light from the very first and most distant stars and galaxies. In this photo, an engineer’s crystal clear reflection is seen on the [...]
The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, will bid a fond farewell to the GOCE and Planck missions this week. Both missions have contributed enormously to our understanding of Earth and the Universe. Photo Credit: ESOC
Two ambitious science missions—one circling Earth closer than any other research satellite, the other orbiting [...]
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, N. Tanvir (University of Leicester), A. Fruchter (STScI), and A. Levan (University of Warwick)
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently provided the strongest evidence yet that short-duration gamma ray bursts are produced by the merger of two small, super-dense stellar objects.
Our latest view of the Universe and its history obtained by the ESA Planck space probe. Image Credit: ESA/Planck Collaboration/PA.
Recent findings from the European Space Agency’s Planck spacecraft have provided some minor revisions to the currently accepted parameters of the universe. As well as it now being 13.8 billion years old, the distribution [...]
The principal investigator on the AMS-2 experiment on the International Space Station has suggested that the first findings from the AMS-2 suggest that dark matter could be a reality. Photo Credit: NASA
NASA held a news conference to detail the first findings of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer 2 (AMS-2) that was delivered to the [...]
This new image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) 2012 campaign reveals a previously unseen population of seven faraway galaxies, which are observed as they appeared in a period 350 million to 600 million years after the big bang. Credit: NASA, ESA, R. Ellis (Caltech), and the UDF 2012 Team
Astronomers using the [...]
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted what appears to be a clump of dark matter in an area known as Abell 520 – a huge merging cluster of galaxies some 2.4 billion light years away. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, CFHT, CXO, M.J. Jee (University of California, Davis), and A. Mahdavi (San Francisco State University)