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Void

The Milky Way Galaxy Resides in the Biggest Void in the Universe

This void is estimated to have a diameter of 1 billion light years.

Not real?

Dark Energy Doesn’t Exist, Argues New Scientific Paper

In the new work, researchers led by PhD student Gábor Rácz of Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary question the existence of dark energy and suggest an alternative explanation.

MIsing dark matter

Russians Measure Loss of Dark Matter since the Big Bang

"Dark matter may still be disintegrating even now, although that would be a different and considerably more complex model."

Magnificent

Astronomers Release World’s Largest Digital Survey of the Visible Universe

The data captured in the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys consists of three billion separate sources.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Discusses New James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope: NASA’s New Hubble Space Telescope is the Giant Leap in Exploring the Universe

For two decades of innovative construction and after several setbacks, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finally complete and being prepared to launch in 2018.

Inflationary?

New Study Challenges Theory the Universe is Expanding; Assaults Existence of Dark Energy

"Indeed, vacuum energy is something of which we have absolutely no understanding in fundamental theory."

Transparency

New Model Reveals How the Universe Became ‘Transparent’

The ionization of hydrogen is important because of its effects on how galaxies grow and evolve.

Magnificent!

Scientists Measure Dark Energy with Record-breaking Map of 1.2 Million Galaxies

The measurement was derived from a record-breaking map of 1.2 million galaxies.

 Artist’s concept of SXDF-NB1006-2. Many young bright stars are located in the galaxy and ionize the gas inside and around the galaxy. Green color indicates the ionized oxygen detected by ALMA, whereas purple shows the distribution of ionized hydrogen det

Astronomers Detect Oxygen from a Galaxy 13 Billion Light Years Away

Japanese astronomers have detected oxygen signatures from a distant galaxy 13.1 billion light years away, revealing how the first stars were created after the Big Bang.

Too big to measure

Scientific Discovery Hints Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Might be Wrong

In effect, the discovery questions the accuracy of the Theory of Relativity

This illustration depicts a possible

Monster Supermassive Black Holes Come from Collapsing Cosmic Clouds

New data from NASA's space telescopes reveals how black holes form big already from collapsing clouds instead of starting from small, and expanding rapidly.

Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of AGC 198691, created using 20 minute exposures obtained through the V (F606W) and I (F814W) filters.

Mysterious Faint Galaxy With Lowest Metals Ever Provide Clues About Big Bang

Astronomers detected a faint, small galaxy, possessing the least number of heavy elements ever, providing clues about the birth of the universe.

Einstein

Celebrating 100 Years of Einstein's Genius and General Relativity

PBS just released a new show called "Inside Einstein's Mind" explaining how he came up wih the theory of general relativity and the inner workings of the universe.

Saturn

What Is Saturn's Age

Planets typically cool with age. However, Saturn is a mystery to astrophysicists in terms of the connection between its age and temperature since the planet is much hotter than its expected age if it is in line with rest of solar system. But scientists believe that the planet is two billion years older than its temperature indicates.

Dark Knight: 3 Things You Should Know About This Blacker Than Coal Exoplanet

Dark Knight: 3 Things You Should Know About This Blacker Than Coal Exoplanet

On June 28, a planet nicknamed “Dark Knight” was observed in a live public observation online. The darker than coal exoplanet was spotted using the 1.52 meter infrared Carlos Sánchez Telescope, which is the world’s largest infrared telescope. Despite being so dark, exoplanet TrES-2b or “Dark Knight” still absorbs light.

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