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Artificial Intelligence Probes Dark Matter In The Universe

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Typical computer-generated dark matter map used by the researchers to train the neural network.

Understanding the how our universe came to be what it is today and what will be its final destiny is one of the biggest challenges in science.


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From Primordial Black Holes New Clues To Dark Matter

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Projection of the neutral hydrogen fraction at redshift z=2.

Moving through cosmic forests and spider webs in deep space in search of answers on the origin of the Cosmos.

WFIRST Will Help Uncover The Universe's Fate

WFIRST Will Help Uncover The Universe's Fate

Scientists have discovered that a mysterious pressure dubbed "dark energy" makes up about 68% of the total energy content of the cosmos, but so far we don't know much more about it.


Hubble Glimpses Faint Galaxy UGC 695

Hubble Glimpses Faint Galaxy UGC 695

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, focuses on an object named UGC 695, which is located 30 million light-years away within the constellation Cetus (the Sea Monster), also known as the Whale.


Towering Balloon-like Features Discovered Near The Center Of The Milky Way

Towering Balloon-like Features Discovered Near The Center Of The Milky Way

An international team of astronomers has discovered one of the largest features ever observed in the center of the Milky Way - a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light-years above and below the central region of our galaxy.


Hubble Explores Formation And Evolution of Star Clusters

Hubble Explores Formation And Evolution of Star Clusters

Just as people of the same age can vary greatly in appearance and shape, so do collections of stars or stellar aggregates.


Deepest Optical Image of First Neutron Star Merger

Deepest Optical Image of First Neutron Star Merger

The final chapter of the historic detection of the powerful merger of two neutron stars in 2017 officially has been written.


An Infrared View Of The M81 Galaxy

An Infrared View Of The M81 Galaxy

Located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major, which also includes the Big Dipper, nearby galaxy Messier 81 is easily visible through binoculars or a small telescope. M81 is located at a distance of 12 million light-years.


NuSTAR Spots a Mystery That's Gone in a Flash

NuSTAR Spots a Mystery That's Gone in a Flash

Pops of bright blue and green in this image of the Fireworks galaxy (NGC 6946) show the locations of extremely bright sources of X-ray light captured by NASA's NuSTAR space observatory.


James Webb Space Telescope Has Been Assembled for the First Time

James Webb Space Telescope Has Been Assembled for the First Time

Reaching a major milestone, engineers have successfully connected the two halves of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope for the first time at Northrop Grumman's facilities in Redondo Beach, California.


Astronomers Find A Golden Glow From A Distant Stellar Collision

Astronomers Find A Golden Glow From A Distant Stellar Collision

On August 17, 2017, scientists made history with the first direct observation of a merger between two neutron stars.


Explosion of Monster Star Requires New Supernova Mechanism

Explosion of Monster Star Requires New Supernova Mechanism

Scientists have announced the discovery of the most massive star ever known to be destroyed by a supernova explosion, challenging known models of how massive stars die and providing insight into the death of the first stars in the universe.


Finding A Cosmic Fog Within Shattered Intergalactic Pancakes

Finding A Cosmic Fog Within Shattered Intergalactic Pancakes

To understand the most ordinary matter in the universe -- and the extraordinary things that happen to it -- a Yale-led team of astronomers took a deep dive into the cosmic fog.


Simulations Uncover Why Some Supernova Explosions Produce So Much Manganese And Nickel

Simulations Uncover Why Some Supernova Explosions Produce So Much Manganese And Nickel

Researchers have found white dwarf stars with masses close to the maximum stable mass (called the Chandrasekhar mass) are likely to produce large amounts of manganese, iron, and nickel after it orbits another star and explodes as Type Ia supernovae.


Hubble Catches Two Galaxies Interacting

Hubble Catches Two Galaxies Interacting

The pair of strange, luminescent creatures at play in this image are actually galaxies -- realms of millions upon millions of stars.


Virtual Universe Machine Sheds Light On Galaxy Evolution

Virtual Universe Machine Sheds Light On Galaxy Evolution

How do galaxies such as our Milky Way come into existence?


Dark Matter May Be Older Than the Big Bang

Dark Matter May Be Older Than the Big Bang

Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the universe's mass, is one of the most elusive mysteries in modern physics.


Previously Unknown Ancient Massive Galaxies

Previously Unknown Ancient Massive Galaxies

Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a treasure-trove of previously unknown ancient massive galaxies.



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