Massive early galaxies emerged from a review of the James Webb Space Telescope’s first dataset. Find out why current science says they shouldn’t exist, and what this means for our understanding of the Big Bang and galaxy formation.
Discoveries concerning the orderly nature of the universe on large scales such as origin, fate, other universes, infinity, space and time.
Dark Energy Measured More Precisely than Ever
Dark energy is the term scientists use to describe the cause of the accelerated expansion of the universe. Find out how a new analysis provides its most precise measurement yet.
Dwarf Galaxies Contradict Dark Matter Paradigm
Dwarf galaxies contain less than ten percent of the stars in the Milky Way. Find out how their behaviour in a region called the Fomax Cluster challenges dark matter's existence.
Galaxies Without Dark Matter Might Form From Collisions
Galaxies without dark matter are rare and were once thought impossible. Find out how a new hypothesis about their formation may explain how all galaxies form and what dark matter is.
Cosmic Queries – A Review
Cosmic Queries is a new book written by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and James Trefil and published by National Geographic. Find out how this book balances education and entertainment in a highly readable volume.
Hubble Tension May Be Loosening
Hubble tension is the difference in results that scientists get when they try to measure the rate at which our Universe expands. Find out how a new study may have split the difference and loosened the tension between two camps of researchers. (4:00 min read)
Dark Energy: Dark Matter Magnetism?
Dark energy is a hypothetical force that scientists rely on to explain why the Universe expands at an accelerating rate. Discover how a new theory challenges dark matter’s existence based on magnetism. (4:30 min read)
‘Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray’ – A Review
Lost in Math is Sabine Hossenfelder's book challenging physicists' preference for elegant theories over experimental results. Discover how this can lead to dead end research that misleads the public.(5:30 min read)
Universe’s Expansion Rate Still Hard to Pin Down
The Universe’s expansion rate, the Hubble constant, is vital to understanding the Cosmos’ origin and fate. Discover how the latest technique for measuring the Hubble constant sheds new light on the past and future. (5:15 min read)
Gravitomagnetism: Does It Explain Away Dark Matter?
Gravitomagnetism is the energy created by spinning objects in the fabric of spacetime. Discover why it may explain away the mysterious Dark Matter for which scientists have been searching unsuccessfully. (4:30 min read)