Cosmology

More Stories in Cosmology

  1. Astronomer Vera Rubin at Lowell Observatory in 1965
    Space

    Vera Rubin’s work on dark matter led to a paradigm shift in cosmology

    ‘Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter, and Beyond’ tells the story of how astronomer Vera Rubin provided key evidence for the existence of dark matter.

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  2. illustration of a cosmic filament
    Space

    Cosmic filaments may be the biggest spinning objects in space

    Filaments of dark matter and galaxies, which can stretch millions of light-years, might help astronomers figure out the origins of cosmic spin.

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  3. illustration of fast radio burst from magnetic star
    Space

    Fast radio bursts could help solve the mystery of the universe’s expansion

    Astronomers used fast radio bursts for the first time to measure the Hubble constant in hopes of ending the debate on the universe’s expansion rate.

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  4. Ptolemaic model of planets
    Cosmology

    Physicists’ devotion to symmetry has led them astray before

    If dark matter WIMPs are mythical, they join the ancient idea that the planets moved in circles.

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  5. scientist working on a module from the ANAIS experiment
    Cosmology

    The dark matter mystery deepens with the demise of a reported detection

    Early results from an experiment designed to replicate one that hinted that dark matter is made up of WIMPs came up empty-handed.

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  6. neutron star illustration
    Cosmology

    Einstein’s theory of general relativity unveiled a dynamic and bizarre cosmos

    Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity foretold space-bending beasts, cosmic shock waves and mysterious forces.

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  7. MACSJ1206.2-0847 galaxy cluster
    Space

    Dark matter clumps in galaxy clusters bend light surprisingly well

    Cosmologists have found one more way to be confused by dark matter.

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  8. sky survey of universe's matter clumps
    Cosmology

    Scientists can’t agree on how clumpy the universe is

    A measurement of 21 million galaxies finds a level of clumpiness that disagrees with estimates based on the oldest light in the universe.

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  9. illustration of the Big Rip
    Cosmology

    ‘The End of Everything’ explores the ways the universe could perish

    As Katie Mack explains in The End of Everything, the universe’s demise could be disastrously violent or deadly calm.

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