Fermilab results add to confidence in explaining less antimatter amounts
Astronomers detect vast amounts of gas and dust around black hole in early universe
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using the IRAM array of millimetre-wave telescopes in the French Alps, a team of European astronomers from Germany, the UK and France have discovered a large reservoir of gas and dust in a ...
Don't worry about getting fried by gamma ray burst, researchers say
(Phys.org) —If recent news that University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) researchers observed the largest gamma ray burst ever has you nervous about getting blasted into extinction by a massive burst from ...
Astrophysicist team suggests axions could explain dearth of lithium-7 in dark matter theory
Distant super-luminous supernovae found
(Phys.org)—Two 'super-luminous' supernovae - stellar explosions 10 to 100 times brighter than other supernova types - have been detected in the distant Universe.
On the hunt for neutrinos: Physicist seeks new ways to detect and measure the elusive particles
Every second, trillions of particles called neutrinos pass through your body. These particles have a mass so tiny it has never been measured, and they interact so weakly with other matter that it is nearly ...
Swirls in remnants of big bang may hold clues to universe's infancy
South Pole Telescope scientists have detected for the first time a subtle distortion in the oldest light in the universe, which may help reveal secrets about the earliest moments in the universe's formation.
Baby galaxies grew up quickly
Baby galaxies from the young Universe more than 12 billion years ago evolved faster than previously thought, shows new research from the Niels Bohr Institute. This means that already in the early history of ...
Old star, new trick
The Big Bang produced lots of hydrogen and helium and a smidgen of lithium. All heavier elements found on the periodic table have been produced by stars over the last 13.7 billion years. Astronomers analyze starlight to determine ...
Astronomers explore 'last blank space' on map of the Universe
(PhysOrg.com) -- The most distant object ever discovered is described in this week's edition of the science journal Nature. Two international teams of astronomers report their observations of a gamma-ray burst ...
New theory suggests some black holes might predate the Big Bang
Reevaluation of 2005 measurement deepens mystery of neutron lifetime discrepancy
Tin-100 produced in key nuclear physics experiment
A few minutes after the Big Bang the universe contained no other elements than hydrogen and helium. Physicists of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen and the Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research have now ...
Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease
British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease.