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Cosmic inflation: ‘Spectacular’ discovery hailed

Scientists say they have extraordinary new evidence to support a Big Bang Theory for the origin of the Universe.

Researchers believe they have found the signal left in the sky by the super-rapid expansion of space that must have occurred just fractions of a second after everything came into being. It takes the form of a distinctive twist in the oldest light detectable with telescopes. read more

About 40,000 light-years across, spiral galaxy M83, or the Thousand-Ruby Galaxy, lies a mere twelve million light-years away, near the southeastern tip of the very long constellation Hydra.

Captured via Hubble, along with ground based data from the European Southern Observatory’s very large telescope units, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan’s Subaru telescope, and Australian Astronomical Observatory photographic data by D. Malin.

Nasa’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (Wise)¬†has added to its list of spectacular finds, spotting millions of supermassive black holes and blisteringly hot, “extreme” galaxies (some of which can out-shine our Sun by a factor of 100 trillion).


NASA releases images of entire universe 

Image from Nasa is a mosaic of images covering the entire sky as observed by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer”

(Reblogged from kqedscience)