Age of the Universe - A Spiral Galaxy

Age of the Universe Challenged Again

The age of the Universe is crucial in cosmology. Find out how a new study casts doubt on the conventional wisdom concerning when the Big Bang took place. (4:30 min read)

Cosmic Microwave Background Colour Representation

Cosmic Microwave Background Tells Story of the Universe

The Cosmic Microwave Background yielded new information to researchers. Find out why this helps us to better understand the origin and fate of our Universe. (4:30 min read)

Quasar Discovery Artist's Conception

Quasar Discovery Challenges Black Hole Theories

A quasar discovery suggests that stars existed much earlier than scientists thought. Find out why this challenges our understanding of black hole formation. (5:00 min read)

Star Formation - Photograph of Galaxy Cluster NGC-6240

Star Formation Started Earlier than Thought

Star formation was the subject of an ESA study using the Hubble Telescope. Find out why what they didn’t find was more important than what they did. (4:00 min read)

Fast Radio Bursts Received by Radio Telescope

Fast Radio Bursts Solve Missing Matter Mystery

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are a mystery in themselves. Find out how they enabled scientists to determine the mass of conventional matter in the Universe. (4:30 read time)

Primordial Universe - Particle Collision

Primordial Universe Made of Strange Particles

The primordial universe was made of nothing but quarks and gluons for its first ten microseconds. Find out how tracing strange quarks helps solve the mystery of the Big Bang. (4:00 min read)

Three Black Holes in NGC 6240

Three Black Holes Colliding in Galaxy’s Core

Three black holes were discovered in the core of the nearby galaxy NGC 6240 by scientists at the University of Gottingen. Find out how they did it, and what it means for our understanding of the story of our universe. (3:30 min read)