Astro Blog articles for cosmology

The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy are on a collision course!

Posted: 21 Jun 2012

Forget global warming baking the Earth - how about something even bigger, like the destruction of the entire Milky Way galaxy? Celia Escamilla Rivera looks at new evidence that predicts a cataclysmic fate for our own galaxy.

Largest ever dark matter map revealed

Posted: 12 Jan 2012

Dark matter: we don't know what it is, but we can figure out where it has to be. This week an international team of astronomers, including Oxford Astrophysics' Malin Velander and Lance Miller, showed the world the largest dark matter map ever created. It's caused quite a stir in the world of science; the map has exciting implications for our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of our Universe.

What Happened Before the Big Bang?

Posted: 16 Nov 2011

It seems like everyone wants to know the answer to this question - not least the cosmologists at Oxford.