NASA scientists have captured a remarkable glimpse of a primordial compact galaxy that came into existence at a time when the Universe was exceptionally young, using the Hubble Space Telescope.
New research from Western University in Ontario suggests the universe’s first stars amassed in conglomerations so bright they shone with the power of a hundred million suns.
Last week, physicists announced that they'd discovered evidence of gravitational waves in the early universe, which makes it more likely that our universe began with a bang and inflated from there. But that also means a whole host of other things, including possible multiverses.
An international team of astronomers has identified the earliest known star in the Universe. Considered a "second generation star," it formed shortly after the Big Bang — some 13.7 billion years ago.
Most astronomers agree that at the center of every galaxy lies a supermassive black hole. But how did these gravitational monsters form? Now it seems that they may have been here since the beginning of time.
Astronomers have recently gotten the clearest views of some of the most mysterious phenomena in the early universe: The "star factories" where new stars switch on. How exactly do you ignite a star? We are closer to knowing than ever.
It's the best kind of space picture: a collection of bizarre galaxies with freakish shapes. Who cares about those boring spiral arm galaxies when you can have the smooshed ass galaxy, or two galaxies crashing into each other? These misshapen beauties were captured by a research consortium called AEGIS, which just…