It was a big moment for our cosmos when the first stars awoke, but it’s an elusive one for scientists.
We just might need new physics to get out of this mess.
The cracks, if they exist, are old, remnants of a time shortly after the Big Bang.
Researchers have mapped light emitted by tendrils of gas that are strung between galaxies
But astronomers almost missed collision that occurred 2.6 billion light-years away
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope discovered these electrically charged molecules shaped like soccer balls. These “buckyballs” could shed insight on the creation of stars and planets.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the Universe’s earliest galaxies were brighter than expected. The excess light is a by-product of the galaxies releasing incredibly high amounts of ionising radiation. The finding offers clues to the cause of the Epoch of Reionisation, a major cosmic event that transformed the universe from being mostly opaque to the brilliant starscape seen today. The new work appears in a paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Comprehensive mission known as SPHEREx will collect data on more than 300m galaxies