nov 052012
 
Fermi Measures Cosmic 'Fog' Produced by Ancient Starlight

  Astronomers using data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have made the most accurate measurement of starlight in the Universe and used it to establish the total amount of light from all of the stars that have ever shone, accomplishing a primary mission goal. This plot shows the locations of 150 blazars (green dots) [continue reading]

sep 202012
 
Most Distant Galaxy from the Very Early Universe Spotted

  Discovery of small, faint galaxy opens window into deepest, most remote epochs of cosmic history   With the combined power of NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes as well as a cosmic magnification effect, a team of astronomers led by Wei Zheng of The Johns Hopkins University has spotted what could be the most distant galaxy [continue reading]

jun 072012
 
Supercomputer Will Tackle Mysteries of Space

  The University of Leicester has been awarded funding to establish a multi-million pound national supercomputer which will make it possible to study space in unprecedented detail and provide new insights into the history of the Universe. Simulation of a galaxy-wide outflow breaking up to form stars. It will allow astronomers to address some of [continue reading]