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NASA billion dollar ‘TIME MACHINE’ will soon launch to begin search for Alien life

The telescope, which is worth £6.5billion, has been successfully tested in anticipation of its launch in 2019. Engineers working on the project are confident it will be able to capture starlight in focus and track astronomical targets. The James Webb telescope has been described as a ‘time machine’ that could help unravel the secrets of our universe. The telescope will be used to look back to the first galaxies born in the early universe more than 13.5billion years ago, and observe the sources of stars, exoplanets, and even the moons…

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NASA makes awesome discovery of ‘exotic barred galaxy’ with Hubble telescope

GETTY-ESA-HUBBLE-NASA The image was captured by the Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 The Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 photographed the galaxy named UGC 6093, it has beautiful arms that swirl outwards from a bar slicing through the galaxy’s centre – which is known as a barred galaxy. It is classified as an active galaxy which means it hosts an active galactic nucleus, which is a region at a galaxy’s centre within which matter is sucked into a super black hole. As the black hole swallows up the material it emits…

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Massive Stars Far Larger and More Common Than Expected—these 'Cosmic Engines' Could Rewrite Astrophysics

Massive stars many times larger than the sun are even bigger, and far more common, than previously believed. New research published in Science has shown these “cosmic engines” could reach 200 to 300 times the size of the sun—a feat previously believed impossible by many astronomers. Their surprising abundance could rewrite our understanding of the universe itself. 1_4_Tarantula Nebula More 30 Doradus contains many massive stars. Researchers mapping almost 1,000 of these stars found many were larger than expected. LTownsley et al/PSU/STScl/CXC/JPL/NASA Stars that hold more than eight to 10 times the mass…

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Is super-dense filament found at centre of Galaxy a Hawking’s SUPERSTRING or rift in TIME?

Superstring theory, which underpins some of Professor Stephen Hawking’s ground-breaking research and hunt for a Theory of Everything, is a scientific hypothetical helping pull together diverse views of the universe.  But a team of scientists in the USA using the telescope known as the Very Large Array (VLA) have discovered filaments which are light-years in length yet just one proton thick – like cosmic cling-film. At least one It is seems to be linked to the super-massive black hole Sagitarrius A* at the centre of our galaxy and some believe…

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Galaxies MERGE to create ‘most massive galaxy known in first billion years of universe’

The discovery of two huge galaxies merging in a distant part of the universe has left experts wondering how galaxies actually form. Astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile to find the galaxies which began to form just 780 million years after the universe came into existence. Dan Marrone, an associate professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona in Tucson and lead author of the new paper, said: “With these exquisite ALMA observations, astronomers are seeing the most massive galaxy known in the first billion years…

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Weird tiny galaxies found hiding in Hubble’s Ultra Deep Field

Galaxies’ blue glow gives them awayESO/MUSE HUDF collaboration By Leah Crane Hubble’s Ultra Deep Field just got even deeper. Astronomers have found 72 mysterious new galaxies in this tiny spot of the sky that were too faint for even the Hubble space telescope to see. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field is an image of a small region of relatively dark space next to the Fornax constellation. Though the image only covers an extremely small fraction of the sky, it contains about 10,000 galaxies. Now, astronomers using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic…

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