A new study calculates the number of black holes in the universe. That’s a lot

Because we can not see black holes, it’s hard to know exactly how many are out there in the big, wide universe. But that does not mean that we have no chance of trying to figure it out. Star mass black holes are the collapsed nuclei of dead massive stars, and new research incorporating how … Read more

Unknown objects in the heart of the Milky Way send Earth’s signals

A team of scientists discovered radio signals coming from the center of the Milky Way, and then they mysteriously disappeared. The ASKAP Radio Telescope in Australia conducted a study involving 2 million objects, each of which was classified by a computer and researchers. In particular, one object was not able to be classified by the … Read more

Astronomers create the largest ever 3D map of the cosmos

You may have heard of Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Department of Energy. We reported on the project way back in 2016, when the team of scientists launched 5,000 small robots into space to help develop the first map of the universe beyond the earth. So in 2017, we reported … Read more

Take a look at the largest and most detailed 3D map of the universe ever made

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), currently pointing toward the sky from its home in the Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, is tasked with mapping the expansion of space, examining dark energy and creating the most detailed 3D map of the universe that has ever been put together. … Read more

Potato-shaped exoplanet 1500 light-years away from Earth discovered

Astronomers have discovered a new planet that has expanded our understanding of planets. An international team of astronomers published their findings in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics on Tuesday, where they shared details about a planet with a strange shape for the first time. The planet WASP-103b, located around an F-type star 1500 light-years away … Read more

Scientists have discovered a faint hint of the background hum of the universe

Ever since scientists made the first detection of gravitational waves from a pair of colliding black holes in 2015, evidence has grown that the universe should be filled with them. Every massive event – every black hole or neutron star fusion, every supernova – should have sent gravitational waves ringing beyond space-time. The combined effect … Read more

Question and Answer 167: Will James Webb remake Hubble Deep Field? And more … – Fraser Cain

Question and Answer 167: Will James Webb remake Hubble Deep Field? And more…Fraser Cain .

Expanding the universe to Birth of Stars

The world’s most powerful space telescope exploded to its outpost 1.5 million kilometers (930,000 miles) from Earth after several delays caused by technical problems. The James Webb Space Telescope, about three decades and billions of dollars under construction, left Earth trapped in its Ariane 5 rocket from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana. As … Read more

Why the new space telescope looks so strange – Vox

Why the new space telescope looks so strangeVox 5 Out-of-This-World telescopic images of space to get you excited about the JWST launchScienceAlert The telescope to replace Hubble will be launched this Christmas. Here’s why it’s importantCNN James Webb Space Telescope: The scientific mysteries that no other observatory could solveSpace.com Are there aliens? The main mysteries … Read more

5 Out-of-This-World telescopic images of space to get you excited about the JWST launch

The upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope offers unprecedented new possibilities for astronomers. It is also a timely opportunity to reflect on what previous generations of telescopes have shown us. Astronomers rarely use their telescopes to simply take pictures. The images in astrophysics are usually generated by a process of scientific conclusion and … Read more