universe

Count again

Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescopes and other telescopes have performed an accurate census of the number of galaxies in the Universe. The group came to the surprising conclusion that there are…


Ballooning ever faster

Astronomers have used Hubble to measure the distances to stars in nineteen galaxies more accurately than previously possible. They found that the Universe is currently expanding faster than the rate derived from measurements of the…


See the universe in Multiwave

The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has created an English version of the special website “Multiwavelength Universe,” This website introduces various beautiful images of the Universe seen in multiwavelength by using the Antennae Galaxy…


Older, Oldest, Oldestest, Oldestetsest

A team of Caltech researchers that has spent years searching for the earliest objects in the universe now reports the detection of what may be the most distant galaxy ever found. In an article published…


Knowing without seeing

Looking out from our planet at the vast array of stars, humans have always asked questions central to our origin: How did all of this come to be? Has it always existed? If not, how…


Witness of a celestial birth

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has been used to detect the most distant clouds of star-forming gas yet found in normal galaxies in the early Universe. The new observations allow astronomers to start to…


D̶e̶a̶d̶ Flat as a Dodo

Mathematicians, scientists, philosophers and curious minds alike have guessed at the shape of our universe. There are three main options to choose from, in case you’d like to do some digging of your own: The…