Scientists have spotted the farthest galaxy ever

An international team of astronomers, including researchers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, has spotted the most distant astronomical object ever: a galaxy.

Black holes and dark matter—are they one and the same?

Primordial black holes created in the first instants after the Big Bang—tiny ones smaller than the head of a pin and supermassive ones covering billions of miles—may account for all of the dark matter in the universe.

NASA's new space telescope 'hunky-dory' after problems fixed

NASA's new space telescope is on the verge of completing the riskiest part of its mission—unfolding and tightening a huge sunshade—after ground controllers fixed a pair of problems, officials said Monday.

New space telescope to uncover secrets of Universe's origins

The NASA-led James Webb Space Telescope, which includes hardware designed and built at UCL and which will image the very first stars to shine in the Universe, is scheduled to be launched into space later this month.

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