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Next time you're late to work, blame dark energy

Ever since Lemaitre and Hubble's first proposed it in the 1920s, scientists and astronomers have been aware that the universe is expanding. And from these observations, cosmological theories like the Big Bang Theory and the ...

dateMay 27, 2016 in Astronomy
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Why is space three-dimensional?

(—The question of why space is three-dimensional (3D) and not some other number of dimensions has puzzled philosophers and scientists since ancient Greece. Space-time overall is four-dimensional, or (3 + 1)-dimensional, ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in General Physics feature
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Simulating supermassive black holes

Near the edge of the visible Universe are some of the brightest objects ever observed, known as quasars, which are believed to contain supermassive black holes of more than a billion times the mass of our Sun. Simulations ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Astronomy
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Deciphering compact galaxies in the young universe

A group of researchers using the Suprime-Cam instrument on the Subaru Telescope has discovered about 80 young galaxies that existed in the early universe about 1.2 billion years after the Big Bang. The team made detailed ...

dateMar 08, 2016 in Astronomy
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