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Apr 15, 2016 05:06 AM ET
You know how hard it is to get your mind around the size of even a single galaxy in the universe? Now try to imagine a wall of galaxies cemented together by dark matter.
Apr 15, 2016 10:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
In his final DNews segment, President Obama will highlight Henrietta Swan Leavitt, whose insights helped devise a cosmic yardstick for measuring the universe.
Apr 6, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have found a monster black hole, some 17 billion times more massive than the sun, in a modestly sized galaxy, raising suspicions that supermassive black holes may be much more common than originally thought.
Mar 3, 2016 02:21 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a bright galaxy located a record-breaking 13.4 billion light years away, the most distant galaxy found yet.
Mar 2, 2016 05:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tune in tonight at 7 p.m. for a fascinating Perimeter Institute public lecture on the mysteries of dark matter.
Feb 25, 2016 06:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Powerful transient radio flashes in the universe pop off randomly and appear to defy explanation, but astronomers have made a breakthrough in pinpointing the exact source of one of these fast radio bursts.
Feb 11, 2016 03:08 PM ET
Hold onto your hats, space watchers, because this news is HUGE. Scientists have detected gravitational waves for the first time -- ripples in spacetime that back up Einstein's work and let us eavesdrop on cosmological chaos.
Feb 11, 2016 10:35 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes has been confirmed, proving a critical Einstein theory.
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