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Big Bang's "Smoking Gun" Confirms Early Universe's Exponential Growth

Observations confirm "inflation" of early universe to cosmological sizes in early instant.<p>Surprisingly strong gravitational waves rippled through the fiery aftermath of the Big Bang, astronomers announced Monday, a finding that confirms the cosmos grew to a stunningly vast size in its very first …

Hubble telescope captures rare photos of crumbling asteroid

The Hubble telescope has captured some stunning images showcasing the early stages of an asteroid breaking apart. The crumbling asteroid, officially known as P/2013 R3, was first noticed in September. A follow-up observation on with the Keck Telescope located in Hawaii revealed that the …

Where is the Milky Way?

A word about our home galaxy – the Milky Way – within the Local Group, and the Virgo Cluster and Supercluster.<p>We know where our galaxy is located – …

Astronomers Say Newly Discovered Black Hole is Fast and Furious

Astronomers have discovered a new superpowered small black hole. It is a microquasar named MQ1. It is located in the galaxy M83, which is about 15 …

What Escapes A Black Hole?

Now that's dark<p>Black holes have a bad rap. They’re known for sucking in everything around them, but matter can actually break away from their grasp, in the form of jets. Although astronomers have been aware of this for half a century, they didn’t know what exactly the jets were made of until last …

Black Holes

How to make high doses of chemo less toxic

There may be a way to use higher doses of chemotherapy and radiation without killing healthy cells.<p>Side effects such as heart damage, nausea, and …

The architecture of your cerebral cortex is surprisingly logical

The cerebral cortex is the outermost layer of neural tissue in the brain and is one of the most extensively studied brain structures in the field of …

Black Hole Winds Provide Clues to Early Galaxies

Startlingly powerful black hole jets are erupting in a nearby galaxy.<p>Surprisingly powerful x-ray jets blast out from a large black hole in a nearby galaxy, astronomers report.<p>Located in the M83 spiral galaxy (at 15 million light-years away, close by astronomical standards), the black hole likely …

Strange Signal From Galactic Center Is Looking More and More Like Dark Matter

The more that scientists stare at it, the more a strange signal from the center of the Milky Way galaxy appears to be the result of dark matter …

Dark matter looks more and more likely after new gamma-ray analysis

<i>Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent division of SimonsFoundation.org whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research developments and trends in mathematics and the physical and life sciences.</i><p>Not long after the …