cosmology

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking’s Last Paper Is Now Online

The black hole information paradox fascinated Hawking for decades, and is the topic of his final research study.
Becky Ferreira
10.12.18
goodbyes

Stephen Hawking’s Voice Was Beamed to a Black Hole During His Funeral

Hawking’s message to preserve the planet was radioed into space during his Friday memorial at London’s Westminster Abbey.
Becky Ferreira
6.15.18
astrophysics

Around 10,000 Black Holes Are at the Center of the Galaxy, Study Says

The supermassive black hole at the galactic core seems to have an abundance of smaller black hole friends.
Becky Ferreira
4.4.18
Oh hai star

At Nine Billion Light Years, ‘Icarus’ Is the Most Distant Star Ever Observed

Thanks to gravitational lensing, astronomers can observe normal stars across colossal stretches of space and time.
Becky Ferreira
4.2.18
cosmology

Will the ‘Information Paradox’ Pioneered by Stephen Hawking Ever Be Resolved?

The problem inspired a famous physics bet and a "black hole war."
Becky Ferreira
3.16.18
Space

New Supernova Analysis Questions Dark Energy, Cosmic Acceleration

Timescape cosmology offers a way around one of the universe's best mysteries.
Michael Byrne
9.15.17
Is This the Real Life?

Behold, the Largest Simulated Universe Ever Made

25 billion galaxies populated with 2 trillion particles will help calibrate a satellite on the hunt for dark matter.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.9.17
Into the Void

Scientists Say That, Yes, We Live in a Giant Gaping Void

It’s the largest void known to science.
Lisa Cumming
6.6.17
the ties that bind

Here's a Knot of Dark Matter Binding Two Galaxies Together

Check out the first composite image of a dark matter filament in our universe.
Kate Lunau
4.13.17
war

The Only Way to Prevent Another Nuclear Strike Is to Get Rid of All the Nukes

Doomsday Clock scientist Dr. Lawrence Krauss says as long as we possess nuclear weapons, it's 'unavoidable.'
Phil Torres
1.30.17
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
All in Your Head

Why Is There a Mysterious Supervoid in the Middle of the Universe?

A big ‘ol sphere of nothingness 1.8 billion light years across might explain a longstanding mystery about the formation of the universe—but its existence is a mystery in itself.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.28.15
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