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For decades, cosmologists have been attempting to piece together the history and composition of the Universe. This is a very … Read more »
The Dark Energy Survey has discovered six new ‘strong gravitational lenses’, extreme examples of Albert Einstein’s space-warping Theory of General … Read more »
Gravitational Lensing is a tool used by astronomers to study massive structures in the Universe, including galaxies and galaxy clusters, … Read more »
We can study the large scale structures of matter that form in the Universe from the distribution of the galaxies … Read more »
Paper: Stellar Kinematics and Metallicities in the Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxy Reticulum II Many large groups of stars, such as the … Read more »
Gravitational lensing by galaxies is responsible for some distortions in Cosmic Microwave Background light
Visible and dark matter in the universe, often concentrated in galaxies, causes gravitational lensing of light. In this paper, we find … Read more »