Astronomers Detect a Giant Galaxy Lighting Up The Universe Right After The Big Bang

About 370,000 years after the Big Bang, the Universe experienced a period that cosmologists refer to as the “Cosmic Dark Ages.” During this period, the Universe was obscured by a hot dense plasma that obscured all visible light, making it invisible to astronomers. https://www.sciencealert.com/astronomers-detected-a-giant-galaxy-lighting-up-the-universe-right-after-the-big-bang

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Fastest-growing black hole in the universe eats the equivalent of one sun per day

Astronomers have come across a monstrously large black hole with a gargantuan appetite. Each passing day, the insatiable void known as J2157 consumes gas and dust equivalent in mass to the sun, making it the fastest-growing black hole in the universe. The sheer scale of J2157 is almost unfathomable, but we can try pinning some […]

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Scientists just found the biggest neutron star (or smallest black hole) yet in a strange cosmic collision | Space

Astrophysicists have spotted the strangest gravitational-wave signal yet, an observation that could force scientists to rewrite what they know about the cosmos. Gravitational waves form when massive objects distort spacetime surrounding them and send ripples out across the universe. Scientists caught the first-ever detection of such waves, formed by two colliding black holes, in 2015… More about this […]

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Astronomers have finally measured the distance of first observed Einstein ring – Ars Technica

Astronomers around the world may have lost access to their telescopes during the coronavirus pandemic, sheltering in place along with the rest of us, but that hasn’t kept them from advancing their field. Two astronomers used the shutdown to comb through existing datasets to hunt for a rare type of quasar and wound up rediscovering […]

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Some Astronomers Think We Should Be Looking For Hydrogen-Breathing Aliens. Here’s Why

The first time we find evidence of life on a planet orbiting another star (an exoplanet), it is probably going to be by analysing the gases in its atmosphere. With the number of known Earth-like planets growing, we could soon discover gases in an exoplanet’s atmosphere that are associated with life on Earth… read more about […]

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All you need to know: Eta Aquariid meteors | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

Halley’s Comet is bringing A meteor shower that will peak tonight!!! Full moon will be May 7. That means there’s an exceedingly narrow window of true darkness between moonset and dawn now. Monday and/or Tuesday morning will be the peak mornings of the Eta Aquariid meteor shower. The meteors will be flying, but moonlight will […]

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