More Stories in Cosmology

  1. Space

    Did the James Webb telescope ‘break the universe’? Maybe not

    There’s no need for strange new physics to explain anomalously bright, massive galaxies seen by JWST, Hubble data suggest.

  2. Cosmology

    New JWST images suggest our understanding of the cosmos is flawed

    JWST data don’t resolve a disagreement over how fast the universe is expanding, suggesting we might need strange new physics to fix the tension.

  3. Astronomy

    JWST’s hunt for distant galaxies keeps turning up surprises

    In its first year, the James Webb Space Telescope has found many galaxies from the early universe that are bigger, brighter and more mature than expected.

  4. Space

    The James Webb telescope may have spotted stars powered by dark matter

    Three objects in the distant universe bear signs of hypothesized “dark stars,” researchers claim, though others say more definitive data are needed.

  5. Physics

    Centuries on, Newton’s gravitational constant still can’t be pinned down

    A new experiment could finally answer the question 'What is the strength of gravity?' But it's a hard test to do.

  6. Cosmology

    Astronomers spotted shock waves shaking the web of the universe for the first time

    Studying these elusive shock waves could give scientists a better look at the mysterious magnetic fields that permeate the cosmic web.

  7. Cosmology

    Scientists mapped dark matter around galaxies in the early universe

    A technique used to reveal dark matter could also shed light on a disagreement about the clumpiness of matter in the cosmos.

  8. Cosmology

    The Windchime experiment could use gravity to hunt for dark matter ‘wind’

    Though decades away, the project hopes to use an array of ultrasensitive sensors as a “wind chime,” jostled by dark matter blowing past Earth.

  9. Astronomy

    New Gaia data paint the most detailed picture yet of the Milky Way

    Gaia’s new data can tell us about galaxies the Milky Way has swallowed, the young solar system and asteroids that could hit Earth.