News tagged with early universe

Little telescope spies gigantic galaxy clusters

(—Our solar system, with its colorful collection of planets, asteroids and comets, is a fleck in the grander cosmos. Hundreds of billions of solar systems are thought to reside in our Milky Way galaxy, which is ...

dateDec 06, 2012 in Astronomy
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Record-setting X-ray jet discovered

A jet of X-rays from a supermassive black hole 12.4 billion light years from Earth has been detected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This is the most distant X-ray jet ever observed and gives astronomers a glimpse into ...

dateNov 28, 2012 in Astronomy
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Seeking the earliest galaxies with cosmic telescopes

(—With a recent NSF award, UA scientists will use galaxy clusters as astronomical lenses to peer farther into the depths of space than any manmade telescope is capable of viewing - to the time when the universe's ...

dateOct 17, 2012 in Astronomy
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Giant black holes lurking in survey data

(—Scientists at the University of Cambridge have used cutting-edge infrared surveys of the sky to discover a new population of enormous, rapidly growing supermassive black holes in the early Universe. The black ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Astronomy
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Twists and turns in interacting galaxies

(—Almost thirty years ago the Infrared Astronomy Satellite, IRAS, discovered that the universe contained many fabulously luminous galaxies, some of them more than a thousand times brighter than our own galaxy, ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Astronomy
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