Astronomy

Hubble Space Telescope image of the four giant galaxies at the heart of cluster Abell 3827. An almost three-hour exposure shows the view at wavelengths visible to the human eye and the near infrared, as used in the original 2015 study. The distorted image of a more distant galaxy behind the cluster is faintly visible, wrapped around the four galaxies. (Image: NASA/ESA/Richard Massey (Durham University)}

Dark Matter May Not Be Interactive After All

Astronomers are back in the dark about what dark matter might be, after new observations showed the mysterious substance may not be interacting with forces other than gravity after all. Dr. Andrew Robertson of Durham University presented the new results…

Source of mysterious radio waves detected. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Source of Mysterious Radio Waves Detected

A team of international astronomers has pinpointed the precise position of one of the most mysterious phenomena in the cosmos: a fast radio burst (FRB). As the name suggests, fast radio bursts are short-lived, but powerful, pulses of radio waves…

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‘Red Nuggets’ Are Galactic Gold for Astronomers

About a decade ago, astronomers discovered a population of small, but massive galaxies called “red nuggets.” A new study using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that black holes have squelched…

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Dark Matter May Not Be Interactive After All

Astronomers are back in the dark about what dark matter might be, after new observations showed the mysterious substance may not be interacting with forces other than gravity after all.…

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Could Our Sun Have a Long-Lost Twin?

It has been the center of our galaxy for assumingly millions or even billions of years. It has the volume of 1 million earths and accounts for more than 99 percent of…

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Source of Mysterious Radio Waves Detected

A team of international astronomers has pinpointed the precise position of one of the most mysterious phenomena in the cosmos: a fast radio burst (FRB). As the name suggests, fast…