New research on giant radio galaxies defies conventional wisdom

Conventional wisdom tells us that large objects appear smaller as they get farther from us, but this fundamental law of classical physics is reversed when we observe the distant universe. OCTOBER 25, 2019 by Michelle Ulyatt, University of Kent Astrophysicists at the University of Kent simulated the development of the biggest objects in the universe to […]

For newborn planets, solar systems are naturally baby-proof

OCTOBER 10, 2019 by Max Planck Society Numerical simulations by a group of astronomers, led by Mario Flock from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, have shown that young planetary systems are naturally “baby-proof”: Physical mechanisms combine to keep young planets in the inner regions from taking a fatal plunge into the star. Similar processes also […]

This is how a “fuzzy” universe may have looked

Scientists simulate early galaxy formation in a universe of dark matter that is ultralight, or “fuzzy,” rather than cold or warm. Jennifer Chu | MIT News OfficeOctober 3, 2019 Dark matter was likely the starting ingredient for brewing up the very first galaxies in the universe. Shortly after the Big Bang, particles of dark matter […]