Astronomers find pristine clouds of primordial gas from the early Universe
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, astronomers have found pristine clouds of the primordial gas that formed in the first few minutes after the Big Bang. The composition of the gas matches theoretical predictions, ...
The flare star WX UMa becomes 15 times brighter in less than three minutes
Astrophysicists at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and the Byurakan Observatory (Armenia) have detected a star of low luminosity which within a matter of moments gave off a flare so strong ...
Astronomers suggest new telescopes could detect biomarker gasses in exoplanet atmospheres
Mysterious stellar absorption lines could illuminate 90-year puzzle
The discovery of 13 diffuse interstellar bands with the longest wavelengths to date could someday solve a 90-year-old mystery.
Modified theory of dark matter
Dark matter is an aspect of the universe we still don't fully understand. We have lots of evidence pointing to its existence (as I outlined in a series of posts a while back), and the best evidence we have point ...
Colorful solar instrument treks east for a new career
(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the world's most colorful solar instruments is moving across country for a new life dissecting the chemistry of comets and stars.