Astronomers have found the furthest galaxy from earth yet – billions of light years away. Z8 GND 5296 offers clues about the development of the universe.
LADEE, NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, is an unmanned spacecraft that is bringing us back to the moon, by proxy.
An international team of astronomers generated the largest map yet of the most abundant (and most mysterious) form of matter in our universe — dark matter. Results support the view that this invisible substance is the cosmic glue which holds galaxies and clusters of galaxies together. Unseen Matter and the Motion of Galaxies In 1933, Swiss/American […]
The Milky Way galaxy has a number of small satellite, or companion, dwarf elliptical galaxies orbiting it. Many astronomers, however, think that the Milky Way should have more satellite galaxies than it does. A theory recently proposed by Pierre Ocvirk and Dominique Aubert of the Strasbourg Observatory in France tries to explain this shortage. They […]
Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam G, Riess shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery, in the late 1990s, that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. One possible explanation for this acceleration is the cosmological constant in Einstein’s general relativity theory. Einstein, however, called the cosmological constant his biggest blunder. […]
Science can be defined as a method of learning about the world and universe around us. Any area of study following scientific methodology then qualifies as science. Scientific methodology uses experimental and observational data to test hypotheses, models or theories. To qualify as scientific, these hypotheses, models, or theories must be subject to being proven […]