Space & Exploration

Is dark matter older than the big bang?

Is dark matter older than the big bang?

In a recently published study they postulated a new idea about how dark matter was born. Amazingly their research suggests that dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang.

First country has approved participation in constructing the largest telescope the world has ever known

First country has approved participation in constructing the largest telescope the world has ever known

The Dutch parlement has been the first to formally confirm participation in the assembly of the largest radio telescope the world has has ever known. The massive telescope might give us another opportunity to find out if we are alone in the universe!

How Habitable is Titan? NASA is Sending the Titan Dragonfly Helicopter to Find Out

How Habitable is Titan? NASA is Sending the Titan Dragonfly Helicopter to Find Out

There are few places in the Solar System which are as fascinating as Saturn’s moon Titan. It’s a world with a thicker atmosphere than Earth. Where it’s so cold that it rains ammonia, forming lakes, rivers and seas. Where water ice forms mountains. 

Why Is The Moon’s South Pole So Important? It’s All About Water

Why Is The Moon’s South Pole So Important? It’s All About Water

As NASA prepares to return to the Moon by 2024 as part of its Artemis program, the agency is focusing its efforts on exploring the Moon’s polar regions. These are areas of the Moon which seem to have a lot of water mixed in with the regolith.

Dead planets can ‘broadcast’ for up to a billion years

Dead planets can ‘broadcast’ for up to a billion years

In new research led by the University of Warwick, scientists have determined the best candidate remnant stars to search for relics of planets, based upon the likelihood of the stars hosting surviving planetary cores and the strength of the radio signal that we can tune in to.

The Milky Way’s Black Hole Just Flared, Growing 75 Times as Bright for a Few Hours!

The Milky Way’s Black Hole Just Flared, Growing 75 Times as Bright for a Few Hours!

Even though the black hole at the center of the Milky Way is a monster, it’s still rather quiet. Called Sagittarius A*, it’s about 4.6 million times more massive than our Sun. Usually, it’s a brooding behemoth. But scientists observing Sgr. A* with the Keck Telescope just watched as its brightness bloomed to over 75 times normal for a few hours.

Traces of One of the Oldest Stars in the Universe Found Inside Another Star!

Traces of One of the Oldest Stars in the Universe Found Inside Another Star!

Despite all we know about the formation and evolution of the Universe, the very early days are still kind of mysterious. With our knowledge of physics we can shed some light on the nature of the earliest stars, even though they’re almost certainly long gone.

Astronomers Uncover Dozens of Previously Unknown Ancient and Massive Galaxies

Astronomers Uncover Dozens of Previously Unknown Ancient and Massive Galaxies

For decades, astronomers have been trying to see as far as they can into the deep Universe. By observing the cosmos as it was shortly after the Big Bang, astrophysicists and cosmologists hope to learn all they can about the early formation of the Universe and its subsequent evolution. Thanks to instruments like the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have been able to see parts of the Universe that were previously inaccessible.

Virtual 'Universe Machine' Sheds Light on Galaxy Evolution

Virtual 'Universe Machine' Sheds Light on Galaxy Evolution

By creating millions of virtual universes and comparing them to observations of actual galaxies, a University of Arizona-led research team has made discoveries that present a powerful new approach for studying galaxy formation.