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A ‘gigantic jet’ that shot through space could be the most powerful lightning bolt ever detected

The sky darkens, heavy rain falls and lightning crackles in the air. But instead of hitting toward the ground or sliding sideways between clouds, this lightning does something unexpected: it explodes straight up from the top of the cloud, shooting 80 kilometers into the sky, skimming the lower edge of space. . Bolts like these …

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Wide view of the universe's first clues to the galaxy among the oldest ever detected

Wide view of the universe’s first clues to the galaxy among the oldest ever detected

Scientists from the CEERS collaboration have identified an object – dubbed the Maisie Galaxy after project leader Steven Finkelstein’s daughter – that may be one of the earliest galaxies ever observed. If its estimated redshift of 14 is confirmed by future observations, that would mean we see it as it was just 290 million years …

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Dark matter from 12 billion years ago detected for the first time

Scientists have discovered dark matter around galaxies that existed around 12 billion years ago, the first detection to date of this mysterious substance that dominates the universe. The findings, obtained through a collaboration led by researchers from Japan’s Nagoya University, suggest that black matter in the early universe is less “lumpy” than predicted by many …

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