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Three Mysterious Bright Objects in the Early Universe Baffle Scientists

A recent discovery by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has challenged conventional thinking about the origins and evolution of galaxies and their supermassive black holes. Using the NIRSpec instrument aboard JWST as part of the RUBIES survey, an international team led by researchers from Penn State identified three mysterious objects in the early universe, […]

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The Most Distant and Ancient Star Clusters Discovered Thanks to 5 Cosmic Gems Acting as Gravitational Lenses

An international collaboration, led by Ángela Adamo from Stockholm University and the Oscar Klein Centre in Sweden, has discovered five gravitationally bound star clusters in a galaxy whose light was emitted when the universe was only 460 million years old, thanks to observations from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST – NASA/ESA/CSA). This discovery, published […]

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An Encounter 2 Million Years Ago with “Something Outside the Solar System” May have Triggered an Ice Age on Earth

Millions of years ago, Earth might have temporarily moved out of the sun’s protective shield, known as the heliosphere. This shield, depicted as a dark gray bubble against the backdrop of interstellar space, plays a crucial role in shielding our planet from harmful radiation and cosmic rays. According to recent research published in Nature Astronomy, […]

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Astronomers Detect Carbon in One of the Oldest Galaxies, an Essential Element for Life

In a study utilizing the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), an international team of astronomers, led by the University of Cambridge, has observed a very young galaxy in the early universe, revealing surprising amounts of carbon. This discovery challenges current understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies and the elements within them. In astronomical […]

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Finds the Oldest and Most Distant Galaxy Ever Discovered

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has made an incredible discovery by identifying the oldest and most distant galaxy ever found. This exciting find helps scientists learn more about the early Universe. The galaxy was discovered by a group of researchers working on the JWST Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JADES) project. They found it near […]

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First Euclid Images Reveal Billions of Orphan Stars Orbiting an Intriguing Point Between the Galaxies from Which they Were Ejected

The Euclid satellite’s first scientific images have unveiled over 1.5 trillion orphan stars scattered throughout the Perseus galaxy cluster. This discovery, led by astronomers from the University of Nottingham, sheds new light on the origins of these wandering celestial bodies. Located 240 million light-years from Earth, the Perseus cluster is one of the most massive […]

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What is the Origin of Phosphorus and why is it so Abundant? Astronomers Propose it Formed in Nova Explosions 8 Billion Years Ago

Phosphorus is one of the essential elements for life on Earth, it plays a critical role in DNA, RNA, ATP, and other biological molecules. Yet, its origins in the universe have puzzled scientists for years. Now, a new theory suggests that the abundant presence of phosphorus on Earth might be tied to a specific type […]