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Scientists Cut Uncertainty of the Size of the Universe in Half

Don Lincoln | Posted 06.10.2015 | Science
Don Lincoln

The study used supernovae within about 400 million light years of Earth, which is a relatively small fraction of the size of the visible universe, but it is hoped that future studies will significantly improve our measurements of even more distant supernovae.

7 Awesome Discoveries Made By Kids

Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents

By: Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer Published: 09/03/2014 09:44 AM EDT on LiveScience Paleontologist, biologist, astronomer: These might sound l...

WATCH: Gravity Turns Violent As Colliding Stars Rip Each Other Apart

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Science

Unless you're very, very unlucky, you're never going to bump up against a black hole. But a new animation from NASA gives a spectacular, close-up look...

Has Ailing Probe Finally Solved Mystery Of Exploding Stars?

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

They are cosmic detonations that briefly outshine the light of entire galaxies. And they were a crucial tool in the discovery of dark energy, the forc...

Scientists Begin Hunt For Clues About Mysterious Force | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.19.2013 | Science

Scientists have embarked on a quest to map one-eighth of the entire sky looking for clues about dark energy, the mysterious force believed to be resp...

Have Astronomers Found New Form Of Matter? | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 06.27.2013 | Science

A rare state of matter dubbed "nuclear pasta" appears to exist only inside ultra-dense objects called neutron stars, astronomers say. There, the nuc...

Warning Sign Portends Star Explosion

Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 02/11/2013 04:03 PM EST on Forecasting when stars will die in giant explosions may one day be possible ...

New Space Telescope Spies High Energy Objects

Posted 07.04.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 07/03/2012 04:20 PM EDT on NASA's newest space telescope has opened its X-ray eyes to take its first pi...

LOOK: Coolest Images From Hubble Telescope After 22 Years In Space

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science

The Hubble Space Telescope launched on April 24, 1990, ushering in a new era in space exploration. From its low-earth orbit, the telescope can take...

Massive Star Explosion: Supernova SN2007bi Visible Two Years Later | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This breed of explosion has been long predicted, but never before seen. Like all supernovas, the blast is thought to have marked the end of a star's l...