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Found: The Furthest Galaxy From Earth

A long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away<p>More than 13 billion light years from our tiny planet, an ancient galaxy lurks. Named EGS-zs8-1, it’s an extremely luminous cluster of stars—and it’s the farthest galaxy we’ve ever seen.<p>EGS-zs8-1 was identified originally by images taken with the …

Universe

Researchers find new 'most distant' galaxy in the universe

Peering through the voids of space is a lot like time travelling: the deeper we gaze into a seemingly endless Universe, the further back in time we can see. Now, a team of researchers led by astronomers from Yale University and UC Santa Cruz have announced that they've discovered the most distant …

Universe

A super-hot super-Earth spotted 40 light-years away

Sientists have found an extreme planet where the atmospheric temperature appears to swing wildly from 1,800 to 4,900 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of a two-year period.<p>Astronomers cannot yet say for certain what might be responsible for these drastic shifts in temperature, but in a new study, …

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Eerie 'X-Files' Sounds Recorded from Edge of Space

Eerie sounds from the edge of space were recorded for the first time in 50 years aboard a NASA student balloon experiment.<p>Infrasound microphones captured the mysterious hisses and whistles 22 miles above the Earth's surface last year. Daniel Bowman, a graduate student at the University of North …