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Astronomy Magazine

Cooking up supermassive black holes in the early universe
Astronomy Magazine
In the simulations, the researchers looked in dark matter halos ? the clumps of dark matter where galaxies form. As they watched, the motion of the gas streams and their interaction with the dark matter initially stifled formation of early stars. By ...


SYFY WIRE (blog)

How supermassive black holes spawned so fast billions of years ago
SYFY WIRE (blog)
Somewhere in the chasm of interstellar space are supermassive black holes so ancient, they came into being just as the universe was born, and there are secrets they could tell us that have been in the dark for that long. To give you an idea of exactly ...


USA TODAY

A galaxy almost as old as the Big Bang itself was just discovered
USA TODAY
"Seeing an object within the first billion years is remarkable because the universe was too hot and too uniform to form anything for the first 400 million years," he said. "So our best guess is that the first stars and galaxies and black holes all ...

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Forbes

Gravitational Waves Tell Us Just How Fast The Universe Is Expanding
Forbes
Last year astronomers made the first detection of gravitational waves from the merging of two black holes. It gave us an entirely new way to view the cosmos. Now we aren't limited by the emission and absorption of light by matter. We can explore the ...


University of Wyoming News

December Planetarium Shows Explore Mysteries of the Universe
University of Wyoming News
?December shows at the UW Planetarium delve beyond the solar system to gaze at the mysteries of the universe: starting with the objects we can see with the naked eye, then on to what telescopes have seen of the galaxy, and beyond to what we currently ...


Penn State News

New quest to map stars and galaxies across the entire sky
Penn State News
He and his group will continue investigations of variable sources in the distant universe; in particular, the rare cases of supermassive black holes that suddenly appear (over the timescale of years) to cease accreting large amounts of matter. The ...


Popular Mechanics

Astronomers Witness the Largest Galaxy Collision Ever Discovered
Popular Mechanics
Galaxy collisions are the largest and most intricate choreography of matter ever performed in the universe. Billions of stars swirl together and fly apart, supermassive black holes collide and combine, and nebulas of gas collapse into thousands of new ...

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Scientific American

A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth
Scientific American
A long time ago in a galaxy far away?NGC 4993, to be exact?two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show. After billions of years spent slowly circling each other, in their last moments the two ... Despite being strong enough to ...

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?Mythical beast? spotted in distant universe
Cosmos
?So our best guess is that the first stars and galaxies and black holes all formed within the first half a billion to one billion years. This new object is very close to being one of the first galaxies ever to form.? The galaxy was observed by the ...

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Seeker

One of the Oldest and Most Distant Objects in the Universe Has Been Discovered
Seeker
Astronomers have confirmed the discovery of one the oldest and most distant objects ever known in the universe ? a star-forming galaxy 12.8 billion light-years away that started forming within a billion years of the Big Bang that kickstarted ...
Astronomers Find One of Universe's Earliest GalaxiesSci-News.com
New Telescope Helps Locate One of the Oldest Galaxies Ever FoundR & D Magazine
Second-Oldest Galaxy In The Universe Spotted, Was Formed Almost A Billion Years After Big BangThe Inquisitr
Nature
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