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Astronomers Find Massive Star Making Galaxy Cluster

Posted September 12th, 2015 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Astronomers have discovered a distant and massive galaxy cluster with a gigantic and prolific galaxy at its heart that’s pumping out hundreds of stars each year. The galaxy cluster is named SpARCS 1049+56 and is located about 9.8 billion light years from Earth in the Ursa Major constellation. Galaxy clusters are areas of the universe […]

Astronomers Detect a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Posted May 6th, 2015 at 11:12 pm (UTC-5)
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Astronomers have discovered the most distant galaxy ever detected, gaining new insight into the early beginnings of our universe. Identified as EGS-zs8-1, the international team of astronomers measured its exact distance at 13 billion light years away from Earth. That means that light from the galaxy now reaching Earth was produced back when the universe […]

Coldest-Ever Brown Dwarf Star Discovered

Posted April 28th, 2014 at 6:21 pm (UTC-5)
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The coldest-ever brown dwarf star has been found about 7 light-years away from Earth and could help scientist learn more about the atmospheres of planets. Brown dwarfs are objects that are too big to be planets, but too small to be considered stars.  They begin their lives like stars, but since their mass is so […]

Astronomers May Have Spotted A Moon Orbiting an Extrasolar Planet

Posted April 11th, 2014 at 7:32 pm (UTC-5)
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According to NASA, more than 1,000 extrasolar planets have been confirmed in recent years. There are also thousands more potential planets beyond our solar system that are waiting to be discovered. Now, an international group of astronomers think they may have found the first exomoon, or moon circling an exoplanet, some 1,800 light years away […]

Astronomers Discover Furthest Galaxy Ever

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)

Scientists have discovered what could be the oldest, most distant galaxy in the universe, thanks to a unique combination of man-made and natural telescopes. The newly discovered galaxy, MACS0647-JD, was found by the Cluster Lensing And Supernova Survey with Hubble (CLASH). It is about 13.3 billion light years, or 125,825,000,000,000,000,000,000 km, from Earth. Scientists are […]