It is generally thought that the Universe originated as an unimaginably tiny Patch about 13.8 billion years ago, and, then–in the tiniest fraction of a second–inflated exponentially to attain macroscopic size.
The Mystery Of The Galaxies That Shouldn’t Be There By Judith E Braffman-Miller Astronomers have wondered for decades how long it took for the islands of fiery, sparkling stars, that we call galaxies, to emerge out of the primeval darkness after the Big Bang birth of the Universe almost 14 billion years ago. In May 2017, a team of astronomers…Read More
Ancient Black Holes That Grew Up Too Fast By Judith E Braffman-Miller Quasars are dazzling, luminous objects, that hide supermassive black holes deep within their mysterious, secretive hearts of darkness. Indeed, quasars are so brilliant that they are visible over great cosmic distances, as infalling, doomed material–snatched from ill-fated stars and unfortunate clouds of wandering gas–swirls down into the waiting,…Read More
Learning About Our Baby Milky Way From Galaxies Far, Far Away By Judith E Braffman-Miller Our Milky Way Galaxy is only one of billions of other galaxies in the Universe. Nevertheless, it is very precious to us because it is our planet’s home–and when we stare up at the night sky, far away from the lights of a city, we…Read More