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Scientists have Spotted the Farthest Galaxy Ever

Shining only ~300 million years after the Big Bang, it may be home to the oldest stars in the universe, or a supermassive black hole.
4-Apr-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers Reveal Remarkable Simulations of the Early Universe, from the Dark Ages through First Light

New high-resolution simulations show one million galaxies forming some 13 billion years ago.
24-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lisa Kewley Named Director of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Astrophysicist specializing in galaxy formation and evolution will take the helm of the prestigious research collaboration between Harvard and the Smithsonian.
14-Mar-2022 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Explain Mysterious Finger-like Features in Solar Flares

Astronomers have presented a new explanation for the mysterious downward-moving dark voids seen in some solar flares.
25-Jan-2022 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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1,000-Light-Year Wide Bubble Surrounding Earth is Source of All Nearby, Young Stars

For the first time, astronomers have retraced the history of our galactic neighborhood, showing exactly how the young stars nearest to our solar system formed.
9-Jan-2022 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Spacecraft Enters the Sun’s Corona for the First Time in History

An instrument made by scientists and engineers at the Center for Astrophysics has helped verify that — for the first time in history — a spacecraft has entered the corona of the Sun.
14-Dec-2021 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Astronomers Observe a New Type of Binary Star Long Predicted to Exist

Researchers have predicted the new class of star’s existence for 50 years but until now, never observed it in space.
24-Nov-2021 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Astrophysicists Reveal Largest-Ever Suite of Universe Simulations

To understand how the universe formed, astronomers have created AbacusSummit, more than 160 simulations of how gravity may have shaped the distribution of dark matter.
22-Oct-2021 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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