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Earlier this month, a team of researchers published a report describing a supermassive black hole dating to just 690 million years after the Big Bang.
The Universe is huge. Because it is expanding and that expansion is accelerating, estimates have it stretching up to 93 billion light-years across, though the visible universe is only a mere 13.8 billion light-years across. This means most of the Universe will remain invisible, as its distant light has not had enough time to reach … Continued
For the first time, two neutron stars were directly observed colliding with one another and collapsing into a black hole. For astronomers, this discovery is a huge deal, because it hints at where most of the heavy metals in our Universe, such as silver, uranium, platinum and gold, come from.
A little less than 11 light years from our solar system, in the constellation Virgo, lives a red dwarf star called Ross 128. But orbiting this faint solar neighbor is the closest potentially habitable Earth-like planet astronomers have ever detected, called Ross 128 b.
In October 2017, the Japanese Space Agency, JAXA, announced their discovery of a 50-kilometer-wide underground lava tube on the Moon. JAXA fired radar into a “skylight” on the Moon’s surface, using The Lunar Radar Sounder onboard Japan’s SELENE/Kaguya orbiter. JAXA astronomers determined that the skylight and other large, non-craterous holes on the lunar surface were entrances to large underground chambers.
Cave art on Mona Island is bringing centuries of lost Taino history back to life, providing clues to Puerto Rico’s rich past.
MIT was just one participant in an international competition in which teams submit proposals for Martian colonies.
Deep in the rural Chinese Guizhou Province lies the largest radio telescope on the planet.