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MIT Researchers Observes the Oldest Galaxy in the Universe

MIT Researchers Observes the Oldest Galaxy in the Universe

Astronomers working with the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) have observed the second most distant star-forming galaxy in the Universe. Astronomers from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst claim that the most distant galaxy could have been born during the first one billion years after the Big Bang. The galaxy was first detected by astronomers working with the Herschel space telescope. However, the Herschel space telescope was only capable of generating blurry images with little details. Using LMT, astronomers from UMass Amherst have evaluated many factors about the distant galaxy.

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Astronomers detect stratosphere on a distant exoplanet

Astronomers detect stratosphere on a distant exoplanet

A team of American astronomers have discovered evidence for existence of a stratosphere on an exoplanet, a planet outside our solar system.

It may be noted here that a stratosphere is a layer of atmosphere on a planet in which temperature rises with increase in altitude.

The scientists detected the stratosphere on WASP-121b, a planet outside our solar system dubbed a “hot Jupiter,” which is 900 light-years away from Earth.

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Researchers detect never-before-seen neutrino interactions

Researchers detect never-before-seen neutrino interactions

Using the world’s smallest neutrino detector, a team of scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has detected never-before-seen neutrino interactions.

The detection of the elusive, electrically neutral particles interacting only weakly with matter provided compelling evidence for a process predicted by theorists more than four decades ago.

The breakthrough was made as part of the COHERENT experiment, a collaboration of eighty researchers from nineteen institutions and four nations.

Astronomers capture Intergalactic Gamma Ray Burst

Astronomers capture Intergalactic Gamma Ray Burst

An international team of astronomers led by Eleanora Troja of the University of Maryland caught a massive star as it died with an immense explosion deep in space.

The blast created a flash of visible light that 31 astronomers from the University of Maryland and Arizona State University and other institutions caught on 25th of June last year, at 6 p.m. ET.

Particle Physics Research Lab for Neutrino Research under DUNE Project to Cost $1.4 Billion

Particle Physics Research Lab for Neutrino Research under DUNE Project to Cost $1.4 Billion

Nearly 1,000 scientists and engineers will be working on an international project named Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) for next 10 years to build first of its kind research project for neutrinos. Researchers from 30 countries will be working on this ambitious project with an initial estimated budget of $1.4 billion. The project has officially begun on July 21 with groundbreaking ceremony held at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory research team will be working on the project along with researchers from other parts of the world.

Scientists find first evidence for Majorana fermion

Scientists find first evidence for Majorana fermion

In 1937, a brilliant physicist named Ettore Majorana predicted that the fermions class of particles, which includes proton, electron, neutron, neutrino and quark, there should be particles acting as their own antiparticles.

China’s Micius Mission Sets New Grounds in Quantum Science

China’s Micius Mission Sets New Grounds in Quantum Science

China launched Micius satellite last August from the Gobi desert and the project has broken an important quantum physics record by beaming entangled photons from space to our planet. The satellite has been successful in beaming entangled photons nearly 300 miles away from Earth to two receiving stations. The idea has been theorized for quite some time but this is the first time that it has been tested by Micius mission. The two base stations are separated by the distance of 1,200 kilometers and the research team was able to separate the entangled photon pairs.

Massive Image Suggests Galaxies Could be Connected with Dark Matter Web: Research

Massive Image Suggests Galaxies Could be Connected with Dark Matter Web: Research

A massive image captured by astronomers and researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada suggests that galaxies are connected through an intricate web of dark matter. Dark matter hasn’t been clearly understood by astronomers yet and by using gravitational lensing, researchers have been able to figure out a web of dark matter. Gravitational lensing is used to analyze the light coming from distant galaxies. The composite image was created using several images and it suggests that galaxies are tied with a web of dark matter.

Astronomers notice Supermassive Black Hole Kicked out of Galaxy 3C186’s Center

Astronomers notice Supermassive Black Hole Kicked out of Galaxy 3C186’s Center

Astronomer have noticed a supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy 3C186 being expelled at a fast speed. The 3C186 galaxy observed by astronomers using Hubble Space Telescope is nearly 8 billion light years far from our planet. The supermassive black hole could be as big as 1 billion times of Sun. Astronomers suggest that strong gravitational waves have kicked out the supermassive black hole from the center of galaxy 3C186.

Metallic Hydrogen Sample Mysteriously Disappears: Report

Metallic Hydrogen Sample Mysteriously Disappears: Report

Metallic Hydrogen sample created by Harvard University research team has disappeared mysteriously from the lab. Harvard researchers created first ever sample of metallic hydrogen last month. Metallic hydrogen showcases superconductivity and scientists have been working on producing it for the last eight decades. In year 1935, physicists Eugene Wigner and Hillard Bell Huntington claimed that hydrogen could exist in metallic form under high pressure. Harvard research team was able to produce metallic hydrogen by squeezing it between two diamonds.

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