WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The oldest and most distant black hole ever observed -- a celestial brute 800 million times more massive than the sun -- is providing scientists some surprises about the nature of the universe when, on a cosmic scale, it was a mere toddler. (Reuters Science) More
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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 7:40 am | Google News
A Stephen Hawking musical tribute was beamed directly at a black hole
The European Space Agency had its own special way of marking a memorial service for astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking. At the same time his ashes were interred at Westminster Abbey in London, the ESA beamed music featuring Hawking's ...
Stephen Hawking laid to rest between graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin
Benedict Cumberbatch leads tributes to Stephen Hawking at emotional memorial service
Posted on 16 June 2018 | 12:33 pm | Google News
Colossal cosmic collision alters understanding of early universe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have detected the early stages of a colossal cosmic collision, observing a pile-up of 14 galaxies 90 percent of the way across the observable universe in a discovery that upends assumptions about the early history of ...
Astronomers discover 14 galaxies poised to collide and form colossal cluster
Galaxy Clusters - damtp
The Formation of a Massive Galaxy Cluster Core at z = 4.3 - ESO
Posted on 26 April 2018 | 3:43 pm | Google News
To Seek Out New Life: How the TESS Mission Will Accelerate the Hunt for Livable Alien Worlds
Moving up in size, scientists will want to search the TESS data for evidence of small black holes. These extreme objects, formed when colossal stars explode, can orbit normal stars that are still "alive," so to speak. These systems will help us better ...
Kepler and K2 Missions | NASA
Posted on 19 April 2018 | 12:29 pm | Google News
New Straits Times Online
Most distant star ever detected sits halfway across the universe
New Straits Times Online
WASHINGTON: Scientists have detected the most distant star ever viewed, a blue behemoth located more than halfway across the universe and named after the ancient Greek mythological figure Icarus. ... “We will now be able to study in detail what the ...
Posted on 2 April 2018 | 7:26 pm | Google News
A "Living Dead" Star that Could Shed Light on the Early Universe
Astrophysicists suspect this apparent stellar zombie was a rare, colossal type of star with 50 to 100 times the mass of our Sun. The universe's first stars were similarly huge, they think, though these distant objects lie beyond the reach of even our ...
Posted on 28 February 2018 | 12:45 pm | Google News
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