nov 112012
 
New Radio Telescope Predicted to Find 700,000 New Galaxies!

  Australia’s newest radio telescope is predicted to find an unprecedented 700,000 new galaxies, say scientists planning for CSIRO’s (1) next-generation Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). The simulated galaxies ASKAP surveys WALLABY and DINGO.  WALLABY will survey a large portion of the sky and is predicted to find 600,000 new galaxies. DINGO will survey a smaller section [continue reading]

okt 092012
 
Cosmic Blender Churns Galaxy Cluster

  Scientists have used a suite of X-ray observations to find evidence of large scale swirling gas motion in the Perseus galaxy cluster. The Perseus Cluster, located 237 million light-years away in the constellation of Perseus, contains thousands of galaxies immersed in a vast cloud of multimillion degree gas. Image Credit: Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni [continue reading]

sep 242012
 
With Artificial Intelligence to the Origins of the Universe

  A team of astronomers, led by Francisco Kitaura from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam (Germany), has succeeded to confine the cosmic origins of the distribution of galaxies sharper than ever before. Kitauras method could prove to be a breakthrough for the study of the evolution of the Universe on large scales, and the [continue reading]

sep 182012
 
Dark Energy Camera Captured its First Images

  Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. That ancient starlight has now found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly-constructed Dark Energy Camera, the most powerful sky-mapping machine ever created, has captured and recorded it for the first time. Zoomed-in image from [continue reading]

sep 132012
 
Dark Energy Exists!

  Dark energy, a mysterious substance thought to be speeding up the expansion of the Universe is really there, according to a team of astronomers at the University of Portsmouth and LMU University Munich. A visual impression of the data used in the study representing the relevant extra-galactic maps as shells of increasing distance from [continue reading]

sep 082012
 
New Unified Theory of Dark matter and Dark Energy

  A pair of mathematicians — one from Indiana University and the other from Sichuan University in China — have proposed a unified theory of dark matter and dark energy that alters Einstein’s equations describing the fundamentals of gravity. The Hubble deep field is a picture of the furthest we have ever seen out into [continue reading]