News tagged with early universe

Hubble telescope unmasks ghost galaxies

( -- Astronomers have used Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the smallest and faintest galaxies in our cosmic neighbourhood. These galaxies are fossils of the early Universe: they have barely changed for 13 ...

dateJul 10, 2012 in Astronomy
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Most quasars live on snacks, not large meals

( -- Black holes in the early universe needed a few snacks rather than one giant meal to fuel their quasars and help them grow, according to observations from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes.

dateJun 20, 2012 in Astronomy
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No evidence for 'knots' in space

( -- Theories of the primordial Universe predict the existence of knots in the fabric of space - known as cosmic textures - which could be identified by looking at light from the cosmic microwave background (CMB), ...

dateJun 13, 2012 in General Physics
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The older we get, the less we know (cosmologically)

( -- The universe is a marvelously complex place, filled with galaxies and larger-scale structures that have evolved over its 13.7-billion-year history. Those began as small perturbations of matter that grew over ...

dateMay 22, 2012 in Astronomy
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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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