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Aug 13, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
An extraordinary amount of ultraviolet light appears to be missing from the universe, scientists have found.
Aug 12, 2014 12:49 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through the analysis of light from distant galactic clusters, astronomers have detected a mysterious signal that they're having a hard time explaining. Continue reading →
Aug 11, 2014 03:37 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astrophysicists have analyzed two decades-worth of X-ray data and discovered three events inside galactic cores that can be interpreted in only one way: stellar destruction. Continue reading →
Jul 21, 2014 05:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In 2011, astronomers were getting excited for what promised to be a spectacular cosmic event. Sadly, it looks like it's turned out to be a galactic damp squib. Continue reading →
Jul 18, 2014 06:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The idea that there are an infinite number of universes beyond our own is assumed impossible to prove or disprove -- but a new computer model might give us hints as to what evidence to look for. Continue reading →
Jul 10, 2014 07:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted an unprecedented 100,000 light-year long structure wrapped around two colliding galaxies. Continue reading →
Jul 7, 2014 05:25 AM ET
The recent discovery of gravitational waves present in cosmic microwave background radiation -- posited as evidence of the big bang -- has been called into question by, of all things, dust that needs to be accounted for.
Jun 20, 2014 01:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Sometimes, a discovery is announced prematurely; that's the case here.
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