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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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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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No One Opens Schrödinger’s Cat’s Box: Why Doesn’t the Universe Behave Like Quantum Particles?

A new study in quantum cosmology proposes an innovative approach to address one of the oldest puzzles in physics: the transition from quantum to classical. This transition is crucial for understanding how our universe, full of well-defined stars and galaxies, emerged from a primitive quantum state where things could be in multiple states at once. […]

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Greatest Explosion Recorded since the Big Bang Unlocks a New Cosmological Mystery

In October 2022, an international team of researchers, including astrophysicists from Northwestern University, observed the brightest gamma-ray burst (GRB) ever recorded, GRB 221009A. Now, a team led by Northwestern has confirmed that the phenomenon responsible for this historic burst, nicknamed the “Brightest of All Time” (B.O.A.T.), is the collapse and subsequent explosion of a massive […]

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Researchers Make the most Precise Measurement of the Speed at which the Universe is Expanding, and that is Key to Knowing how it Ends

DESI is an ambitious project using 5000 tiny robotic fibers to map the cosmos back 11 billion years. It is collecting light from distant galaxies and quasars to create the largest 3D map of the universe’s structure and expansion history. DESI’s first year data provides unprecedented precision in measuring how fast the universe expanded over […]

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Astronomers Create the Largest-Ever Map of Active Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe

A team of astronomers has developed the largest three-dimensional map of the observable universe to date by cataloging the locations of nearly 1.3 million quasars. Quasars, extraordinarily bright cores of ancient galaxies powered by supermassive black holes, allow scientists to trace the expanding structure of the cosmos across billions of years. The international team, led […]