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HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Astronomer Who Is Building the Largest Map of Space by Volume

Mark Halpern and his team are in a race against time to study dark energy's role in the expansion of our universe.
Jacob Dubé
1.16.18
nasa
nasa

This Photo Contains the Highest Concentration of Black Holes Ever Seen

This image provides unprecedented insight into the formation of black holes over the course of billions of years.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.17
Big Bang
Big Bang

Scientists Beamed a Laser at Antimatter to Measure It For the First Time

"Antimatter is kind of problem zero. We can’t explain why there’s a universe."
Kate Lunau
12.19.16
space
space

Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It

A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.6.16
space
space

Why Galaxies Stop Making Stars

New research pins down the external and internal processes that “quench” galaxies.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.10.16
space
space

The ‘Little Lion’ Galaxy that Could Shed Light on the Early Universe

“Low-metal-abundance galaxies are extremely rare, so we want to learn everything we can."
Becky Ferreira
5.15.16
Features
Features

The People Who Believe Electricity Rules the Universe

"Electric universe" theory is at odds with everything modern science has determined about the universe. Yet something about it sparks fervor in the hearts of believers.
Sarah Scoles
2.18.16
space
space

‘Green Pea’ Galaxy Offers New Clues Into What Ended the Universe’s Dark Age

Soon after the Big Bang, the universe turned dark.
Michael Byrne
1.13.16
space
space

Astronomers Find the Milky Way's Oldest Stars

They existed before our galaxy was even formed and contain traces of the first stars in the universe.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.15.15
space
space

Massive 'Hypernovae' Could Have Formed the Milky Way’s Earliest Stars

"This would make it one of the most energetic things in the Universe."
Clinton Nguyen
11.11.15
nasa
nasa

Hubble Finds 250 of the Faintest, Earliest, and Farthest Galaxies Ever Imaged

These diminutive galaxies helped spark the epoch of reionization.
Becky Ferreira
10.25.15
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videos

Physicist Neil Turok Explains the 'Astonishing Simplicity of Everything'

"The ways in which the universe has regular, predictable behavior."
Michael Byrne
10.10.15