New measurements of tiny galaxies contradict scientists’ best model of dark matter, further complicating the already mysterious picture of the stuff that is thought to make up 98 percent of all matter in the universe.
A research team of astronomers, mainly from Ehime University and Kyoto University in Japan, has successfully detected a carbon emission line in the most distant radio galaxy known so far in the early universe.
With the help of NASA’s powerful supercomputer with the name Pleiades scientists have generated the largest and most realistic simulations of the evolving universe to date.
The general theory of relativity, of Albert Einstein once again confirmed. The new data were obtained from a study of light from hundreds of thousands of distant galaxies.
The preferred direction of movement of energy and light, so-called axis of evil, was discovered by astronomers in China in the constellation Vulpecula.
New simulations show that Earth’s moon is not only unique in the solar system, but can also be rare throughout the Universe. Studies show that less than 10 percent of terrestrial planets may have a satellite large enough to provide the stability life needs to develop.
Two teams of astronomers have discovered the largest reservoir of water ever found in the Universe. Water, equivalent to 140 trillion of all the water of world Ocean, surrounded a giant black hole that is in the quasar 12 billion light years from Earth. According to Matt Bradford,surrounding of this quasar is unique and original.
According to researchers the newborn Universe is likely to rotate and therefore still has a selected axis of rotation. To make such a statement, a group of researchers from the University of Michigan under the direction of physics professor Michael Longo checked, in which direction rotates each of tens of thousands of spiral galaxies, that are photographed during the project Sloan Digital Sky Survey (digital sky survey Alfred P. Sloan Foundation).Investigated galaxies that are from us at a distance of up to 600 million light years. It was found that the galaxy which spiral arms are twisted anticlockwise, there is 7% more than the galaxies with “opposite orientation”.
The new Italian satellite with 34 telescopes on board would start the search of habitable planets in the Universe.Called Plato (from the initial letters of the project Planetary Transits And Stellar Oscillations) satellite developed at the Department of Astronomy, University of Padua, in collaboration with the Observatories of Brera and Catania, under the auspices of the National Institute for Astrophysics and the Italian Space Agency.