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Space… the final frontier

Abell S1063, a galaxy cluster, was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope as part of the Frontier Fields programme. The huge mass of the cluster acts as a cosmic magnifying glass and enlarges even more distant galaxies, so they …

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Most distant massive galaxy cluster identified

Astronomers have detected a massive, sprawling, churning galaxy cluster that formed only 3.8 billion years after the Big Bang. The cluster, shown here, is the most massive cluster of galaxies yet discovered in the first 4 billion years after the …

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Hubble captures first-ever predicted exploding star

Third appearance of the Refsdal supernova Click for a full size image Appearance of the the Refsdal supernova Click for a full size image Illustration showing gravitational lensing producing supernova images Click for a full size image Caught in the …

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Hubble spies Big Bang frontiers

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster MACS J0416.1–2403. This is one of six being studied by the Hubble Frontier Fields programme, which together have produced the deepest images of gravitational lensing ever made. Due …

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Black Holes: So You *CAN* Divide By Zero

 “Black holes are where God (or the Flying Spaghetti monster, maybe) divided by zero.” That has to be one of my favorite math/science jokes. Surprisingly enough, weird things do happen to our equations when you work inside the event horizon …

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