Scientists have discovered the energetic core of a distant galaxy that shatters the record for the brightest object in the early universe, blazing with the light equivalent to 600 trillion suns. Researchers identified the object — a black-hole-powered object called a quasar, among the universe's brightest inhabitants — because of a chance alignment with a … [Read more...] about The Brightest Quasar of the Early Universe Shines with the Light of 600 Trillion Suns
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Does dark matter have an electric charge? No one's really wondered before, but researchers are exploring the possibility that some dark matter particles do, indeed, have a small electrical charge and that they interact with normal matter through electromagnetic force. Julian Muñoz, a theoretical cosmologist at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, led … [Read more...] about Does Dark Matter Have an Electric Charge?
U.S. Edition EditionsAustralia EditionChina EditionIndia EditionSingapore EditionUnited KingdomUnited States Apr 06, 3:29 AM EDT Subscribe BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureMillennial MoneyOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Himanshu Goenka @HimGoJourno On 03/01/18 AT 12:57 AM Following the birth of the universe according to the Big Bang theory, there … [Read more...] about Dark Matter Interactions, Earliest Stars In A Colder Than Expected Young Universe
The news about the first stars in the universe always seemed a little off. Last July, Rennan Barkana, a cosmologist at Tel Aviv University, received an email from one of his longtime collaborators, Judd Bowman. Bowman leads a small group of five astronomers who built and deployed a radio telescope in remote western Australia. Its goal: to find the whisper of the first stars. … [Read more...] about Whisper From the First Stars Sets Off Loud Dark Matter Debate
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in 2020, will probe the cosmos to uncover the history of the universe from the Big Bang to alien planet formation and beyond. It will focus on four main areas: first light in the universe, assembly of galaxies in the early universe, birth of stars and protoplanetary systems, and planets (including the origins of life.) … [Read more...] about NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope: Hubble’s Cosmic Successor