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‘Cosmic magnifying glass’ reveals very rare gravitationally lensed deformed supernova. (Thanks Einstein!)

The gravity of a distant galaxy warped space and amplified the light of a distant supernova, potentially revealing tantalizing details about stellar explosions, as well as an invisible population of galaxies and the expansion of the universe. The galaxy appears very faint and not particularly large to us, but its mass – a combination of… Read More »

White dwarf star enters its era of crystallization, turning into a ‘cosmic diamond’

To us, stars can look like carved jewels, shimmering cool against the velvety darkness of the night sky. And for some of them, that might actually be true. As a certain type of dead star cools, it gradually hardens and crystallizes. Astronomers have found one that does just that in our cosmic backyard, a white… Read More »

Innovation in gravitational-wave detectors could help unlock cosmic secrets

A significant advance in thin-film technology has the potential to improve the sensitivity of gravitational-wave detectors, facilitating a deeper understanding of the universe. The new technique was developed at the UWS’s Institute of Thin Films, Sensors and Imaging and involves producing thin films with reduced thermal noise, improving their detection capability. Researchers have developed thin-film… Read More »

Astrophysicists spot a cosmic whisper: the faintest galaxy in the early universe

A projected image of the galaxy JD1 (inset), which lies behind a bright cluster called Abell2744. Credits: Guido Roberts-Borsani/UCLA); original images: NASA, ESA, CSA, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Pittsburgh, STScI An international research team has confirmed the existence of the faintest galaxy ever observed in the early universe, JD1. This discovery was made… Read More »

Gravitational-wave innovation could help unlock cosmic secrets

This article was reviewed based on Science X’s editorial process and policies. The editors have highlighted the following attributes ensuring the credibility of the content: verified trusted source correct OK! Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain New frontiers in the study of the universe and gravitational waves have been opened following a breakthrough by researchers at the… Read More »

What made the brightest cosmic explosion of all time so great?

This article was reviewed based on Science X’s editorial process and policies. The editors have highlighted the following attributes ensuring the credibility of the content: verified peer-reviewed publication trusted source correct OK! Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public domain Few cosmic explosions have attracted as much attention from space scientists as the one recorded on October 22 last… Read More »

Cosmic Smoke Signals: James Webb telescope discovers organic molecules in a distant galaxy

Astronomers using the Webb Telescope have discovered evidence of complex organic molecules resembling smoke or smog in the distant galaxy shown here. The galaxy, more than 12 billion light-years away, appears to line up almost perfectly with a second galaxy just three billion light-years from our perspective on Earth. In this false-color Webb image, the… Read More »

Peering into cosmic shadows: BlackGEM telescopes join the hunt for gravitational waves

The BlackGEM array, made up of three new telescopes located at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, has started operating. This photograph shows the three open domes of the BlackGEM telescopes under a stunning night sky at La Silla. Other telescopes of the observatory are visible in the background. Credits: S. Bloemen (Radboud University)/ESO The BlackGEM array,… Read More »