Is there multiple universes out there we just can't see? Scientists say this cold spot might be proof to it.
In the beginning, there was only darkness... Then stars began to fill the heavens, lighting our Universe. No matter what your denomination or beliefs, this is one point you likely won't dispute. Astronomers have long been fascinated with the dawn of light, and now, with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, they believe they have determined how that beginning ended.
Treasure seekers have found the haul of a lifetime, but it wasn't in some ancient temple or mysterious island. Instead, it was in the sky. Researchers using two of the European Space Agency's (ESA) impressive space telescopes have successfully identified what they are calling a "treasure chest" of ancient galaxy clusters, which could help explain how the Universe came to be the way it is today.
Researchers have discovered that soon after the Big Bang, some of the first galaxies may have been in a rush to make stars. That's at least the case for A1689-zD1, an ancient galaxy that's an incredibly long way from Earth - so far away that we are seeing it from when the Universe was a mere 700 million years old.
Last year, a series of sounding rockets were launched to better asses all the light in the known Universe. Based on the resulting data, experts have now determined that there is a lot more infrared light between galaxies than we can account for, leaving astronomers wondering "so where did it all come from?"
Not every garden is immediately flush with countless flowers. Astronomers say the same is true for galaxies, in that some galaxies "bloom" much later in their long lives, pumping out stars at delayed rate. Now, a new study details why some galaxies appear to produce stars at a much slower rate compared to others.
After eight years of analysis, researchers taking a particular close look at dust from NASA's Stardust spacecraft have identified seven rare microscopic dust particles that are likely the first examples of contemporary interstellar dust ever seen.
Astrophysicists have a very general and extremely theoretical idea of what happened after the Big Bang, including the formation of our solar system's Sun and stars like it. However, a team of experts from Monash University now believe that they have discovered something that will take us a step closer to understanding what the Sun's birth was truly like.
While Saturn's largest moon likely formed after the ringed planet, the materials that Titan is made of appear to date back long before Saturn existed.
Ancient star-forming "starburst" dwarf galaxies likely formed a great deal of the Universe we see today, according to new observations for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
Astrophysicists believe that they have finally determined why the Moon's Earth-facing nearside, with its "Man in the Moon," looks remarkably different than its unseen farside.
New evidence has surfaced that supports the theory that the Moon was formed when a very young Earth collided with another planet-sized astronomical body billions of years ago.
Experts have used a supercomputer to craft what they are claiming is the most comprehensive model of the ever-expanding universe to date, according to a recent study.