“We’ve calculated that by observing 50 binary neutron stars over the next decade, we will have sufficient gravitational wave data to independently determine the best measurement of the Hubble constant. We should be able to detect enough mergers to answer this question within 5 to 10 years.”
An astounding image of a bubble of newly forming stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) has been captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument aboard ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLE). Researchers hope the observation will shed light as to the mechanism by which massive stars form.
An international team led by the University of Southampton has been observing a black spinning around its axis at its near maximum rate in our galaxy. It is hoped that the study will shed more light on the characteristics of black holes and their surrounding environment.
The most primary questions that remain in our understanding of the Universe, the nature of dark matter and dark energy, and the missing 95% of matter in the Universe, could have a related explanation, scientists at Oxford have suggested; a fluid containing ‘negative mass’