News tagged with distant object

Herschel reveals galaxy-packed filament

( -- A McGill-led research team using the Herschel Space Observatory has discovered a giant, galaxy-packed filament ablaze with billions of new stars. The filament connects two clusters of galaxies that, along with ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Astronomy
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Mapping galaxy formation in dual mode

A team of astronomers led by David Sobral (Leiden Observatory and Royal Observatory of Edinburgh) has explored the synergies between the Subaru Telescope and the United Kingdom Infra-Red Telescope (UKIRT) to locate numerous ...

dateMar 28, 2012 in Astronomy
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Hubble survey carries out a dark matter census

( -- The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has been used to make an image of galaxy cluster MACS J1206.2-0847. The apparently distorted shapes of distant galaxies in the background is caused by an invisible substance ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Astronomy
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Possibly the most distant object known

The most distant objects in the universe are also the oldest -- or at least that is how they appear to us, because their light has had to travel for billions of years to get here. They are also extraordinarily faint since ...

dateJul 18, 2011 in Astronomy
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New candidate for most distant object in universe

( -- A gamma-ray burst detected by NASA's Swift satellite in April 2009 has been newly unveiled as a candidate for the most distant object in the universe. At an estimated distance of 13.14 billion light years, ...

dateMay 25, 2011 in Astronomy
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