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Newly Discovered Very Bright Nebula With No Obvious Power Source Is a Big ‘Cosmic Mystery’

Written by on March 6, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Newly Discovered Very Bright Nebula With No Obvious Power Source Is a Big ‘Cosmic Mystery’

An ELAN – a glowing blob of gas – is a very rare thing to see, but this one is one of the rarest, because Astronomers can’t find its power source.

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Cosmic ‘Web’ Seen For First Time

Written by on January 21, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Cosmic ‘Web’ Seen For First Time

The hidden tendrils of dark matter that underlie the visible Universe may have been traced out for the first time. Cosmology theory predicts that galaxies are embedded in a cosmic web of “stuff”, most of which is dark matter. Astronomers obtained the first direct images of a part of this network, by exploiting the fact that a luminous object called a quasar can act as a natural “cosmic flashlight”. The quasar illuminates a nearby gas cloud measuring two million light-years across.

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