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The origin of the cosmos' heaviest elements

Reticulum II is an ancient and faint dwarf galaxy discovered in images taken as part of the Dark Energy Survey. It orbits the Milky Way galaxy about 100,000 light years away from us. Though the galaxy looks unassuming at ...

dateMar 22, 2016 in Astronomy
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New lenses to help in the hunt for dark energy

Since the 1990s, scientists have been aware that for the past several billion years, the universe has been expanding at an accelerated rate. They have further hypothesized that some form of invisible energy must be responsible ...

dateMar 21, 2016 in Astronomy
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Team simulates the expansion of the Universe

The Universe is constantly expanding. It changes, creating new structures that merge. But how does our Universe evolve? Physicists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have developed a new code of numerical simulations ...

dateMar 07, 2016 in General Physics
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What is time – and why does it move forward?

Imagine time running backwards. People would grow younger instead of older and, after a long life of gradual rejuvenation – unlearning everything they know – they would end as a twinkle in their parents' eyes. That's ...

dateFeb 23, 2016 in General Physics
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What is dark energy?

We live in interesting times. For thousands of years, we have thought we knew what the universe – and everything in it – was made of: normal matter, the kind that make up the elements of the periodic table.

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Astronomy
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