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March 26, 2014
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The Search for Seeds of Black Holes

How do you grow a supermassive black hole that is a million to a billion times the mass of our sun? Astronomers do not know the answer, but a new study using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or … Continue reading

November 30, 2011
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Physicists Set Strongest Limit on Mass of Dark Matter

*Brown University physicists have set the strongest limit for the mass of dark matter, the mysterious particles believed to make up nearly a quarter of the universe. The researchers report in Physical Review Letters that dark matter must have a … Continue reading

November 12, 2011
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Newly Found Dwarf Galaxies Could Help Reveal the Nature of Dark Matter

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— In work that could help advance astronomers’ understanding of dark matter, University of Michigan researchers have discovered two additional dwarf galaxies that appear to be satellites of Andromeda, the closest spiral galaxy to Earth. Eric Bell, an … Continue reading

October 8, 2010
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CU-Boulder-Led Hubble Astronomy Team Uncovers Evidence of Early Heated Universe

If you think global warming is bad, 11 billion years ago the entire universe underwent what might be called universal warming. The consequence of that early heating was that fierce blasts of radiation from voracious black holes stunted the growth … Continue reading