universe

blazars

This is How Many Photons Are in the Entire Observable Universe

Researchers from Clemson University used almost a decade of gamma ray data to map the entire observable universe for the very first time.
Caroline Haskins
11.29.18
Darkness

Scientists Will Photograph Alien Planets With the World’s Most Powerful Camera

A team of physicists created a 10,000 megapixel camera called DARKNESS that they hope will shed light on some of Earth's nearest neighbors.
Mack DeGeurin
4.20.18
antimatter

Scientists Have Measured the 'Color' of Antimatter for the First Time

It’s a finding three decades in the making.
Kate Lunau
4.5.18
Start Rolling Your Blunts

We Have 12 New Hubble Images of the Universe and It's Looking Gorgeous

The Hubble Space Telescope is filling out its gallery of distant Messier objects.
Becky Ferreira
3.20.18
This is quasy

The Light of a Quasar Revealed This Distant Galaxy's Magnetic Field

My God, it’s full of magnets.
Jacob Dubé
8.28.17
Black Hole Mergers

LIGO's Four Gravitational Wave Detections Come From Off-Kilter Black Hole Mergers

“You don’t write a paper saying: This is awesome! But we kind of have that feeling. It’s definitely a frontier.”
Becky Ferreira
8.23.17
Opinion

Physicists Are Mapping Out How to Make a Universe in a Lab

"Our cosmos could thus have been burped into being by the laws of physics alone."
Zeeya Merali
6.15.17
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
universe

The Expansion of the Universe Appears Faster Than We Thought

The results of a new study are close, but slightly faster than, the generally accepted rate.
Farnia Fekri
1.27.17
Picó

Dark Matter Hunters Are Hoping 2017 Is Their Year

If we don't find it soon, our best searches could be doing it wrong.
Kate Lunau
1.3.17
Space

New Theory of Gravity Doesn’t Need Dark Matter

Erik Verlinde’s controversial theory of gravity was able to accurately predict the gravity distribution of 33,000 galaxies.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.19.16
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
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