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Hubble spies the most distant star ever found
It takes 12.9 billion years for light from the star, Earendel, to reach Earth.
Giant black holes and dark matter may share a hot origin story
At the heart of the mystery is why some black holes grew so large so quickly.
Our universe probably isn’t special enough to be in a multiverse
That life in the universe arose thanks to extremely lucky circumstances may be a misconception.
A key part of the Big Bang remains troublingly elusive
Physicists still don't understand what happened in the instant after the Big Bang.
How old is the universe? Our answer keeps getting better.
After thousands of years, we’re getting more consistent age estimates.
Tiny galaxies may have brought the cosmos out of the dark ages
With strength in numbers, the smallest galaxies may have completely transformed the early cosmos.
Meet the disk-shaped halo of hot gas you currently live in
The size and shape of the Milky Way’s halo may hold clues to the history of our universe.
Yeast and E. coli can grow in conditions that might exist on alien planets
The microbes thrived in pure hydrogen conditions, suggesting alien microbes might as well.
Researchers trace galactic history in ancient grains of alien sand
They’re the oldest things you could possibly touch.
Just five excellent science books you should read
Put these on your nightstand.