Extragalactic and Cosmology
- January 19, 2014
UCSC astronomers discovered a distant quasar illuminating a vast nebula of diffuse gas, revealing part of the cosmic web.
- January 07, 2014
Astronomers have discovered four surprisingly bright galaxies that are among the earliest and most distant galaxies ever observed.
- October 17, 2013
Discovery of the most distant gravitational lens allows direct measurement of the mass of a distant galaxy, but also poses a mystery
- October 02, 2013
Astronomers have detected cold streams of primordial hydrogen gas left over from the big bang fueling a distant star-forming galaxy.
- October 19, 2012
A comprehensive study of hundreds of galaxies has revealed an unexpected pattern of change that extends back 8 billion years.
- September 25, 2012
UCSC astronomer Garth Illingworth's team assembled the "eXtreme Deep Field" image of distant galaxies.
- July 11, 2012
For the first time, dark galaxies--an early phase of galaxy formation, predicted by theory but unobserved until now--may have been spotted.
- February 08, 2012
Images of a nearby dwarf galaxy show the remains of an even smaller companion galaxy in the process of merging with its host.
- December 22, 2011
Lists from Science and Physics World of the top scientific breakthroughs of the year include the discovery of primordial gas clouds by UCSC astronomers.
- November 18, 2011
Astronomers, including UC Santa Cruz researcher Jessica Werk, used a trio of the world's best telescopes to study the uncharted space around vibrant star-birthing galaxies and their not-so-vibrant siblings.
- November 10, 2011
For the first time, astronomers have found pristine clouds of the primordial gas that formed in the first few minutes after the Big Bang.
- October 13, 2011
A survey of distant galaxies shows that galaxy mergers are not responsible for most active galactic nuclei.
- September 15, 2011
Using the Hubble Space Telescope to probe the distant universe, astronomers have found supermassive black holes growing in surprisingly small galaxies, suggesting that central black holes formed at an early stage in galaxy evolution.
- January 26, 2011
Astronomers have found what may be the most distant galaxy ever seen, about 13.2 billion light-years away.
- December 15, 2010
The Hubblecast caught up with some of the key players in Hubble's history, including an astronaut, a Nobel Prize winner and one of the scientists who diagnosed Hubble's blurred vision in 1990. In this episode, narrated by veteran ESA scientist Bob Fosbury, they tell Hubble’s story through their personal experiences.
- May 11, 2010
Using a new camera on the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers at UCSC are making breakthrough discoveries about the distant universe.
- April 7, 2010
"Transcending Time With a Telescope".
- March 15, 2010
Astronomers will peer deep into the universe in five directions to document the early history of star formation and galaxy evolution in an ambitious new project requiring an unprecedented amount of time on the Hubble Space Telescope.
- January 12, 2010
for their discovery of the most distant galaxies ever observed, including stories in the New York Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, New York Daily News, London Times, U.S. News & World Report, Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, Science News, Nature News, National Geographic News, and an AP wire story. Illingworth was also interviewed on the Patt Morrison Show on Los Angeles NPR affiliate KPCC.
- January 5, 2010
has used highly sophisticated hydrodynamical simulations of dwarf galaxies to solve a long-standing discrepancy of the cold dark matter paradigm. The results will appear in the January 14th issue of Nature.
- January 04, 2010
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has broken the distance limit for galaxies and uncovered a primordial population of compact and ultra-blue galaxies that have never been seen before.
- September 15, 2009
feature stories on the possibility that we inhabit just one of many "universes"-- and that we might actually be able to detect the presence of others.
- September 14, 2009
that has begun observations with new images and spectra from a rejuventated Hubble Space Telescope and is quoted on this subject in two ScienceNews articles; September 16th and September 26th.
- July 28, 2009
- July 20, 2009
Dark matter is a funny thing to have discovered. Not only has no one ever really seen it, but it is impossible to see, at least in the traditional sense. Even the woman who found it thinks it might not exist. And she did not really find it, she just proved it is there. Or seems to be.
- May 11, 2009
Astronomer Sandra Faber was featured in a San Jose Mercury News article about the shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
- January 24, 2009
- January 05, 2009
The brilliant afterglow of a powerful gamma-ray burst (GRB) has enabled astronomers to probe the star-forming environment of a distant galaxy, resulting in the first detection of molecular gas in a GRB host galaxy.
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