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What a new map of the universe tells us about dark matter

Part of the new map of dark matter made from gravitational lensing measurements of 26 million galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey. Chihway Chang/University of Chicago/DES collaboration, Author provided

What a new map of the universe tells us about dark matter

What a new map of the universe tells us about dark matter Part of the new map of dark matter made from gravitational lensing measurements of 26 million galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey. Chihway Chang/University of Chicago/DES collaboration, Author provided Tamara Davis, The University […]

Booze in space: how the universe is absolutely drowning in the hard stuff

Mine’s a Star-opramen. Studioloks

Booze in space: how the universe is absolutely drowning in the hard stuff

Booze in space: how the universe is absolutely drowning in the hard stuff Mine’s a Star-opramen. Studioloks Alexander MacKinnon, University of Glasgow A cold beer on a hot day or a whisky nightcap beside a coal fire. A well earned glass can loosen your thinking […]

New Type Ia supernova discovered using gravitational lensing

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New Type Ia supernova discovered using gravitational lensing

New Type Ia supernova discovered using gravitational lensing Using gravitational lensing, an international team of astronomers has detected a new Type Ia supernova. The newly discovered lensed supernova was found behind the galaxy cluster known as MOO J1014+0038. The findings were detailed in a paper […]

Curious Kids: what started the Big Bang?

In the beginning, the Universe expanded very, very fast. Flickr/Jamie, CC BY-SA

Curious Kids: what started the Big Bang?

Curious Kids: what started the Big Bang? In the beginning, the Universe expanded very, very fast. Flickr/Jamie, CC BY-SA Steven Tingay, Curtin University This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like […]