Category Archive: NASA Space Place

Apr 15

Hubble Shatters The Cosmic Record For Most Distant Galaxy

By Ethan Siegel The farther away you look in the distant universe, the harder it is to see what’s out there. This isn’t simply because more distant objects appear fainter, although that’s true. It isn’t because the universe is expanding, and so the light has farther to go before it reaches you, although that’s true, …

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Apr 10

Gravitational Wave Astronomy Will Be The Next Great Scientific Frontier

By Ethan Siegel Imagine a world very different from our own: permanently shrouded in clouds, where the sky was never seen. Never had anyone see the Sun, the Moon, the stars or planets, until one night, a single bright object shone through. Imagine that you saw not only a bright point of light against a …

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