New window on the universe is opened with the observation of gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime – caused by the collision of two black holes.
News from the Kavli Institute for Cosmology.
An international team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge have detected the most distant clouds of star-forming gas yet found in normal galaxies in the early Universe – less than one billion years after the Big Bang. The new observations will allow astronomers to start to see how the first galaxies were built up and how they cleared the cosmic fog during the era of reionisation. This is the first time that such galaxies have been seen as more than just faint blobs.
Satellite’s first all-sky image is the most detailed picture to date of the early Universe, giving us a better understanding of its birth.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday to mark the start of construction of a £5 million building for the University of Cambridge, to the north of Madingley Road, to be known as The Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics.