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Home computers to help researchers better understand universe
Want to help unravel the mysteries of the universe? A new distributed computing project designed by a University of Illinois researcher allows people around the world to participate in cutting-edge cosmology research by donating their unused computing cycles. (2007-10-24)
Quasar observed in 6 separate light reflections
Quasars are active black holes -- primarily from the early universe. (2013-08-07)
Spectacular new record set for the universe's most distant stellar explosion
A gamma-ray burst, more distant than the farthest known galaxy, has been discovered by a team of researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. (2009-04-28)
Stream of stars in Andromeda satellite galaxy shows cosmic collision
The Andromeda Galaxy is surrounded by a swarm of small satellite galaxies. (2014-02-23)
Super-bright supernova with extreme burst of gamma radiation
Astronomers from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed a super-bright supernova in association with a very unusual long lasting gamma-ray burst. (2015-07-08)
New supernova analysis reframes dark energy debate
The accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2017-09-13)
Arizona State's Lawrence Krauss predicts a 'miserable future' for our universe
Our picture of the universe has changed more in the past decade or so than it did in the past century. (2009-02-16)
'The Wondrous Universe: Creation without Creator?'
'The Wondrous Universe' presents the knowledge that we have about our world for non-experts. (2011-11-23)
Theorists And Theologians Contemplate The Implications Of Modern Cosmology
The science of cosmology is experiencing a golden age of discovery and is poised to deliver a revolutionary description of the nature and origin of the universe, says cosmologist Joel Primack, who will present his ideas on cosmology and culture at the AAAS meeting in Anaheim. (1999-01-24)
New technique for isolating sunlight scattering could help illuminate Universe's birth
Astrophysicists have developed a new method for calculating the effect of Rayleigh scattering on photons, potentially allowing researchers to better understand the formation of the Universe. (2015-05-28)
First images from Planck space telescope
The Planck space telescope will map tiny differences in microwave radiation left over from the Big Bang, allowing scientists to get a better picture of the structure of the universe when it was about 400,000 years old. (2009-09-17)
Snapshot of cosmic burst of radio waves
A strange phenomenon has been observed by astronomers right as it was happening -- a 'fast radio burst.' The eruption is described as an extremely short, sharp flash of radio waves from an unknown source in the universe. (2015-01-19)
Wild 'teenage' galaxies booming with star births
Scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute have been studying distant galaxies, which are among the most active star-forming galaxies in the Universe. (2010-10-11)
The origin of supernovae confirmed
Where do supernovae come from? Astronomers have long believed they were exploding stars, but by analyzing a series of images, researchers from the Dark Cosmology Center at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and from Queens University, Belfast, have proven that two dying red supergiant stars produced supernovae. (2009-03-19)
Newest dark matter map hints at where astrophysics must go for breakthroughs
Three astrophysicists -- Scott Dodelson, Risa Wechsler and George Efstathiou -- recently participated in a roundtable discussion, hosted by The Kavli Foundation, about new data from the Dark Energy Survey and its implications for understanding the universe's history. (2017-10-31)
Perimeter researchers earn prestigious cosmology prizes
Researchers from Perimeter Institute have won both first and third prizes in the 2015 Buchalter Cosmology Prize competition for work that sheds new light on the workings of space and time. (2016-01-06)
New UCI program in modern cosmology to help address fundamental questions about the universe
The UC Irvine Department of Physics and Astronomy has established a research program in modern cosmology - an entirely new field of research at the university. (2004-08-27)
Astronomers find dust in the early universe
Dust plays an extremely important role in the universe -- both in the formation of planets and new stars. (2015-03-02)
New knowledge about early galaxies
The early galaxies of the universe were very different from today's galaxies. (2013-07-03)
Astronomers observe fast growing primitive black holes
The most distant quasars found in the early universe, a mere 800 million years after the Big Bang, have been observed by an international team of astronomers including members from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. (2010-03-17)
Conference: Cosmology in the Planck era
Two months after the release of results from the Planck telescope, observers and theorists are gathering at UC Davis to try to make sense of the implications for cosmology and fundamental physics. (2013-05-06)
Monster gamma-ray burst in our cosmic neighborhood
Gamma-ray bursts are violent bursts of gamma radiation associated with exploding massive stars. (2013-11-21)
New insights into gamma-ray burst afterglows
Gamma-ray bursts are powerful bursts of gamma radiation in connection with the explosive death of massive stars. (2014-04-30)
Baby galaxies grew up quickly
Baby galaxies from the young universe more than 12 billion years ago evolved faster than previously thought, shows new research from the Niels Bohr Institute. (2012-05-16)
Berkeley Lab's Saul Perlmutter wins Shaw Prize in Astronomy
Astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter, leader of the international Supernova Cosmology Project, has won the Shaw Prize in Astronomy for the discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. (2006-06-22)
Cosmic grains of dust formed in supernova explosion
There are billions of stars and planets in the universe. (2014-07-09)
Bolivia: Colonialism understood as a sickness
When Evo Morales, Bolivia's first president of Indian origin, was appointed in 2006 he initiated a (2009-02-27)
Light from galaxy clusters confirm theory of relativity
Observations in astronomy are based on light emitted from stars. (2011-09-28)
Southampton professor wins international grant to explore the start of time
A University of Southampton professor is the only UK recipient of a research grant to explore the laws of physics at the beginning of time. (2012-10-05)
Researchers detect possible signal from dark matter
EPFL scientists have picked up an atypical photon emission in X-rays coming from space, and say it could be evidence for the existence of a particle of dark matter. (2014-12-11)
Cosmologist Andrei Linde awarded Dirac Medal for theoretical physics
Stanford physics Professor Andrei Linde, whose theories on the origin of the universe have revolutionized the field of cosmology, has been named co-recipient of the 2002 Dirac Medal by the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. (2002-09-04)
Gruber Prize awarded for discovery of universe acceleration
Researchers at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have been awarded the 2007 Gruber Cosmology Prize for their role in the seminal discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. (2007-07-17)
New insights into the 'hidden' galaxies of the universe
A unique example of some of the lowest surface brightness galaxies in the universe have been found by an international team of astronomers lead by the Niels Bohr Institute. (2011-06-14)
Carnegie's Mark Phillips to share Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
Carnegie astronomer Mark Phillips, interim director of the Las Campanas Observatory, is one of a group of scientists being honored with the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. (2014-11-14)
The IAC signs in Tokyo an agreement with the Riken Institute of Advanced Photonics
On May 13, 2016, a ceremony was held at RIKEN Wako campus to ink a MoU between Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and RAP for starting the collaborative research on the search for the experimental evidene of the inflation at the early universe by observing the wide-angle polarization correlation of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). (2016-05-18)
Cosmologists 'see' the cosmic dawn
Scientists have used a computer simulation to predict what the very early universe would have appeared like 500 million years after the (2009-02-10)
'Galactic archaeologists' find origin of Milky Way's ancient stars
Many of the Milky Way's ancient stars are remnants of other smaller galaxies torn apart by violent galactic collisions around five billion years ago, according to researchers at Durham University. (2010-06-29)
Astronomers observe 4 images of the same supernova using a cosmic lens
Astronomers have for the first time observed a supernova (an exploding star) multiply-imaged due to gravitational lensing. (2015-03-05)
How Einstein's theory of gravitation experienced a Renaissance after World War II
Einstein's 1915 theory of gravitation (General Relativity), is now considered one of the pillars of modern physics. (2017-07-12)
Giant simulation could solve mystery of 'dark matter'
The search for a mysterious substance which makes up most of the universe could soon be at an end, according to new research. (2008-11-05)
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