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The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test of dark matter theories. Milky Way Map, All Galaxies, Light Year, Dark Matter, Our Solar System, Astrophysics, Out Of This World, Astronomy, Cosmos

Astronomers Release New All-Sky Map of Milky Way’s Outer Reaches

The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test of dark matter theories.

’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) has been named the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope after the agency's first Chief of Astronomy, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe! Cosmos, Rogue Planet, James Webb Space Telescope, Nancy Grace, Astronomical Observatory, Planetary System, Dark Energy, Hubble Space Telescope, Nasa Space

New ‘Eyewear’ to Deepen the View of NASA’s Roman Space Telescope

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will be able to explore even more cosmic questions, thanks to a new near-infrared filter. The upgrade will allow the observatory to see longer wavelengths of light, opening up exciting new opportunities for discoveries from the edge of our solar system to the farthest reaches of space.

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Roman Space Telescope Could Image 100 Hubble Ultra Deep Fields at Once

Some of the Hubble Space Telescope’s most iconic images are the deep fields, which unveil myriad galaxies across the universe, stretching back to within a few hundred million years of the big bang. The galaxy tapestry was uncovered by Hubble peering at a single patch of seemingly empty sky for hundreds of hours.

Earth May Be Surrounded by Hairy Dark Matter | NASA Dark Matter, Nasa, Les Satellites, Universe Today, Dark Energy, Our Solar System, Astrophysics, Milky Way, Outer Space

Earth May Be Surrounded by Hairy Dark Matter

This illustration shows Earth surrounded by theoretical filaments of dark matter called "hairs."

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New Hubble Data Explains Missing Dark Matter

In 2018 an international team of researchers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and several other observatories uncovered, for the first time, a galaxy in our cosmic neighborhood that is missing most of its dark matter.

’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) has been named the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope after the agency's first Chief of Astronomy, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe! Cosmos, Rogue Planet, James Webb Space Telescope, Nancy Grace, Astronomical Observatory, Planetary System, Dark Energy, Hubble Space Telescope, Nasa Space

NASA’s Roman Space Telescope to Uncover Echoes From Early Universe

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will detect vestiges of sound waves that once rippled through the primordial cosmic sea. According to new simulations, Roman’s observations could extend these measurements into an unprobed epoch between the universe’s infancy and the present day.

In measuring how dark matter's gravity distorts space, researchers found that small-scale concentrations of dark matter in clusters produce distortions 10 times stronger than expected. This evidence is based on observations of several massive galaxy clusters by Hubble and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. Hubble Space Telescope, Space And Astronomy, Cosmic Microwave Background, Our Solar System, Astrophysics, Dark Matter, Stargazing, Science, Artists

Hubble Makes Unexpected Dark Matter Discovery

Astronomers seem to have revealed a puzzling detail in the way dark matter behaves. They found small, dense concentrations of dark matter that bend and magni...

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Hubble Makes Surprising Find in Early Universe

the formation of the first stars and galaxies in the early universe took place sooner than previously thought, suggest new Hubble results. A European team of astronomers have found no evidence of the first generation of stars, known as Population III stars, as far back as when the universe was just 500 million years old.

NASA uses Slime Mold Simulations to Map Dark Matter Holding Universe Together - Clarksville, TN Online Cosmos, Nasa, Dark Matter, Star Citizen, Structure Of Matter, Cosmic Web, Structure Of The Universe, Cosmic Microwave Background, Creation Myth

Slime Mold Simulations Map Dark Matter Holding Universe Together

The behavior of one of nature's humblest creatures is helping astronomers probe the largest structures in the universe. There is an uncanny resemblance between the networks single-cell slime molds create to seek food and the vast cobweb structure of filaments gravity builds to tie galaxies and clusters of galaxies together.

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NASA ScienceCasts: Finding the Invisible

Scientists are using AMS-02 on the Space Station to study fundamental particles originating from sources up to billions of light years away. These particles ...

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and a new observing technique, astronomers found dark matter forms much smaller clumps than previously known. The result confirms one of the fundamental predictions of the widely accepted "cold dark matter" theory. Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, Helix Nebula, Carina Nebula, Dark Matter, Forms Of Matter, Distorted Images, All Galaxies, Dark Energy

Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps

Dark matter forms much smaller clumps than previously known. This result confirms one of the fundamental predictions of the widely accepted "cold dark matter" theory. All galaxies, according to this theory, form and are embedded within clouds of dark matter, a hard-to-detect form of matter making up the bulk of the universe's mass.

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and a new observing technique, astronomers found dark matter forms much smaller clumps than previously known. The result confirms one of the fundamental predictions of the widely accepted "cold dark matter" theory. Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, Helix Nebula, Carina Nebula, Dark Matter, Forms Of Matter, Distorted Images, All Galaxies, Dark Energy

Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps

Dark matter forms much smaller clumps than previously known. This result confirms one of the fundamental predictions of the widely accepted "cold dark matter" theory. All galaxies, according to this theory, form and are embedded within clouds of dark matter, a hard-to-detect form of matter making up the bulk of the universe's mass.

Isolated for billions of years, a galaxy with more dark matter packed into its core than expected has been identified by astronomers using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Nasa, Other Galaxies, Space Backgrounds, Space Images, Space And Astronomy, Light Year, Dark Matter, Milky Way, Outer Space

Heart of Lonesome Galaxy Is Brimming with Dark Matter

Isolated for billions of years, a galaxy with more dark matter packed into its core than expected has been identified by astronomers using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass?

Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of the "normal" matter in the Universe. New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may have helped them locate this elusive expanse of missing matter.

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Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass?

Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of the "normal" matter in the Universe. New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may have helped them locate this elusive expanse of missing matter.

Astronomy Quasar Survey - A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton suggests that dark energy may have varied over cosmic time. Cosmos, Cosmic Microwave Background, Expanding Universe, Universe Today, Planetary Science, Dark Energy, Star Formation, Light Year, Astrophysics

Astronomers Find Dark Energy May Vary Over Time

A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton suggests that dark energy may have varied over cosmic time.