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Astronomers spot farthest galaxy ever, 13.5B light-years from Earth

Astronomers spot farthest galaxy ever, 13.5B light-years from Earth

Science
April 7 (UPI) -- A global team of astronomers has found the most distant space object ever, according to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. It's a distant galaxy called HD1, some 13.5 billion light years away from Earth, with researchers offering two ideas of what, exactly, the galaxy is. The first paper, published this week in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters, is that HD1 could be creating stars at an astounding rate and could even be home to what's known as Population III stars. Population III stars are the universe's very first stars, which researchers say have never been seen until now. The second idea proposed by the team, in another paper published this week in the Astronomical Journal, is that HD1 could hold a supermassive black hole roug...
Newly discovered galaxy ‘defies understanding’

Newly discovered galaxy ‘defies understanding’

Technology
A newly discovered galaxy "defies understanding" according to astronomers, mysteriously appearing to be surprisingly mature despite dating back to the early years of the universe.Named ALESS 073.1, the galaxy formed just 1.2 billion years after the Big Bang occurred 13.7 billion years ago, but because it is so far away from Earth the light is now reaching us showing us what it looked like billions of years ago. Astronomers from Cardiff University have been baffled by what they've seen, with Dr Federico Lelli saying: "We discovered that a massive bulge, a regular rotating disk, and possibly spiral arms were already in place in this galaxy when the universe was just 10% of its current age.""This galaxy looks like a grown adult, but it should be just a little child," Dr Lelli added. ...
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Does stylus spell end of the Note?

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Does stylus spell end of the Note?

Technology
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36 alien civilisations could be communicating in our galaxy – study

36 alien civilisations could be communicating in our galaxy – study

Technology
There could be 36 alien civilisations in the Milky Way which are actively communicating by broadcasting radio signals into space, according to new research.No direct evidence has been found for any intelligent extraterrestrial lifeforms, but a study led by the University of Nottingham puts a number on how many civilisations we should be looking for. Their estimate is based on the assumption that intelligent life would evolve on other planets in the same way that it has done on Earth, and the paper is published in The Astrophysical Journal. Image: Humanity has only been communicating for around 100 years The research estimated the number of what the scientists call Communicating Extra-Terrestrial Intelligent civilisations (CETI) - or a...
Samsung Galaxy S20 and Z Flip launch under shadow of coronavirus

Samsung Galaxy S20 and Z Flip launch under shadow of coronavirus

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device Samsung is making all three models in its new flagship smartphone range 5G-compatible. The top-end Galaxy S20 also introduces a 100x zoom camera.The firm also confirmed a new foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip. It uses "folding glass" in its display and small fibres in its hinge to protect itself from damage.Several rivals plan their own handset launches over the coming weeks.But the spread of the coronavirus poses a threat to production."The virus is going to affect the supply chain," said Ben Wood from the consultancy CCS Insight."Although Samsung has diversified its manufacturing into places way beyond China, there will still be components in these phones sourced from China."Many factories in the countr...