Our knowledge of the big bang has increased dramatically in the past decade, as satellites and ground-based studies of the cosmic microwave background have refined parameters associated with the very early universe, achieving ...
Surprising gravitational similarities between spiral and elliptical galaxies have been discovered by an international team, including astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, implying the influence of hidden forces.
The researcher's guide to the galaxy: Team develops new classification system for galaxies based on movement of stars
Using data on the motion of distant galaxies, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta has developed a new classification system for galaxies based on the movements of their stars.
When you're building a massive telescope designed to detect subtle shapes in the light emitted by distant galaxies, you'd like to know that the shapes you are seeing are accurate and not the result of defects in your telescope's ...
Dark matter is a scientific mystery. We can't see or touch it. But physicists like Dan McKinsey theorize it must exist because, without it, the universe would look quite different.
Astrophysicists have created a 3D map of the universe that spans nearly two billion light years and is the most complete picture of our cosmic neighbourhood to date.
The nature of dark energy is one of the most important unsolved problems in all of science. But what, exactly, is dark energy, and why do we even believe that it exists?
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) collaboration will present today the latest results in its quest to understand the origin of cosmic rays and dark matter. These intriguing results will be shared and discussed during ...
Astronomers believe they might have observed the first potential signs of dark matter interacting with a force other than gravity.