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Islands of cold gas were left behind when the universe heated up after the big bang
Orbiting a nearby star, the new planet is the smallest identified so far by the TESS mission.
South Pole Telescope contributes to observations of black hole in distant galaxy
Ripples in spacetime lead to new way to determine size and age of the universe.
An international team of researchers has put a theory speculated by the late Stephen Hawking to its most rigorous test to date.
Upgrades to the detectors' lasers, mirrors, and other components will increase their sensitivity of about 40 percent over its last run.
Dark matter may scatter against each other only when they hit the right energy, say researchers in Japan, Germany, and Austria in a new study.
Halo of highly energized electrons around the black hole contracts dramatically during feeding frenzy.
Pulse pattern suggests distant black hole must be spinning at least at 50 percent the speed of light.
Measurements indicate a dense, gaseous, “sub-Neptune” world, three times the size of Earth.