News tagged with gravitational lensing

Astronomers discover an unusual cosmic lens

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have discovered the first known case of a distant galaxy being magnified by ...

dateJul 16, 2010 in Astronomy
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Weak Lensing Gains Strength

( -- Berkeley Lab cosmologists were part of an international team that has extended the relationship between the x-ray luminosity and the mass of galaxy clusters as measured by gravitational lensing, improving ...

dateJan 19, 2010 in Astronomy
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Most distant detection of water in the Universe

( -- Astronomers have found the most distant signs of water in the Universe to date. Dr John McKean of the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) will be presenting the discovery at the European Week ...

dateApr 22, 2009 in Astronomy
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Physicists see the cosmos in a coffee cup

( -- A Duke University professor and his graduate student have discovered a universal principle that unites the curious interplay of light and shadow on the surface of your morning coffee with the way gravity ...

dateApr 14, 2009 in General Physics
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