Tag: Astrophysics

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Cosmologists find way to verify if the universe is hotter at one end than the other

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Scientists have long observed an apparent gradient in the cosmic microwave background but have been unable to determine how much is real and how much is …

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The universe is a hologram and other mind-blowing theories in theoretical physics

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What if there is a deeper reality out there? What if our universe is an illusion? What if we are living in a hologram? Cue Twilight …

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Massive astrophysical objects governed by subatomic equation

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Quantum mechanics is the branch of physics governing the sometimes-strange behavior of the tiny particles that make up our universe. Equations describing the quantum world are …

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Unprecedentedly wide and sharp dark matter map

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A research team of multiple institutes, including the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and University of Tokyo, released an unprecedentedly wide and sharp dark matter map …

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Can strongly lensed type 1a supernovae resolve cosmology's biggest controversy?

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In 1929 Edwin Hubble surprised many people — including Albert Einstein — when he showed that the universe is expanding. Another bombshell came in 1998 when …

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"Solved!" — Existence Of Supermassive Black Holes At Very Dawn Of The Universe

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The appearance of supermassive black holes at the dawn of the universe has puzzled astronomers since their discovery more than a decade ago. A supermassive black …

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Unlocking the secrets of the universe

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Long ago, about 400,000 years after the beginning of the universe (the Big Bang), the universe was dark. There were no stars or galaxies, and the …