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Could Dark Matter Be Powering The EMdrive?

For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. This formulation of Newton’s third law has two very important modern consequences: one, that there’s a physical quantity that’s always conserved in the Universe (momentum), and two, that the laws of physics are the same irrespective of your …

How to Make a Particle Accelerator, In Under 5 Minutes

When we read about the latest in physics, we’re so excited by some strange new particle that we may take for granted the high-tech device that …

You’ve Discovered An Interdimensional Wormhole! Can You Find A Parallel Universe Where It’s Okay To Take Your Shirt Off At The Library?

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Physicists say there's more than one way that we could be living in a parallel universe

CalTech theoretical physicist Sean Carroll stopped by BI to talk about string theory, parallel universes, and other exciting topics he discusses in his new book, "The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself."<p><i>Produced by Jessica Orwig and Alex Kuzoian</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On …

NASA has detected a burst of light that might be linked to one of the most monumental space discoveries ever made

Using equipment called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the researchers detected ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves, something Einstein's general theory of relativity predicted a century ago.<p>These gravitational waves should allow scientists …

Black holes could be a portal to another universe and are not an 'eternal prison' says Stephen Hawking

Black holes have long been regarded as ‘eternal prisons’ for all that is sucked into their depths.<p>But according to Stephen Hawking, there may be a …

What Are The Odds Of Finding Earth 2.0?

Just a short 25 years ago, if you had asked astronomers and astrophysicists whether there were planets around other stars, the answer would have been, “probably, but we don’t know for sure.” Thanks to a number of new techniques and advanced equipment, we’ve now discovered thousands of stars within …

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Colliding black holes may sing different gravitational songs

What is the sound of two black holes colliding? Some of them chirp. But a truly massive, fast-spinning black hole — such as the one featured in the movie "Interstellar" — might create a more dynamic song.<p>Colliding black holes don't actually create sound waves, but they do create gravitational waves …

The Flash: Kevin Smith Teases 'Insanely Strong' Season 2 Finale

Advertising [x]<p>by Andrew Dyce<p>– on<p>in TV News<p><b>[WARNING: This article contains potential SPOILERS for The Flash season 2.]</b><p>-<p>If you're looking for proof …

5 Exciting Things To Know About 'The Flash' Season 3

The CW has officially announced that its DC superhero shows will see a new season, with "Arrow" coming back for a fifth season and "The Flash" with a …

The Flash Goes to War in Extended Trailer

The Flash goes to War in extended trailer for penultimate episode<p>The CW has released an extended trailer for <b>The Flash</b> Episode 2.22, the penultimate …

Asteroid Mining Just Moved A Step Closer To Being A Reality

A prospective asteroid mining company has taken a major step towards beginning operations in the next 10 years. Deep Space Industries (DSI) has …

Scientists Are Uncovering a Terrible New Effect That Space Might Have on Our Bodies

Launch aborted.<p>If humanity is ever going to realise its ambitions of travelling to Mars and elsewhere in the Solar System, one of the challenges …

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Magnetism

A Huge Unnamed Dwarf Planet, Almost the Size of Pluto, Has Been Hiding in Our Solar System

In a universe full of planets, 2007 OR10 is something special. It’s big, just slightly smaller than the size of Pluto. And it’s close, within our …

Astronomy

“There is just no such thing as God”: A physicist searches for meaning in the natural world

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Only science holds the answers, argues “The Big Picture” author Sean Carroll<p>Clara Moskowitz<p>May 12, 2016 9:45am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>It is time to face reality, California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist …

The Flash Season 2 Episode 22: Invincible Extended Trailer

The CW has released an extended trailer for next Tuesday's "Invincible" episode of <i>The Flash</i>, and it features Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) — Black …

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After the Big Bang, 13.8 billion year ago, the Universe was mostly hydrogen and helium, with other trace elements like lithium and beryllium. And then, over the next hundreds of millions of years, these clouds of hydrogen came together to form the first stars. These stars exploded, seeding the Universe with heavier elements, collapsing other clouds of hydrogen and beginning the whole process all over again. In fact, this process continues to this day. You're looking at the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae; two star forming regions of hydrogen. The brighter patches are where huge star have formed in the nebulae, surrounded by massive clouds of hydrogen. These young hot stars emit so much radiation, the surrounding gas ionizes and emits light. Over time, the powerful stellar winds from these stars will blow away all the gas, clearing out the nebula and revealing the stars. This wonderful picture was taken by Joseph Brimacombe using an SBIG STL11K camera and a 130-mm Apochromatic Borg Refractor on a Losmondy G11 Mount. The picture was made up of 60 separate 3 minute exposures. Want to see more work from Joseph Brimacombe? Check out his Flickr page here: flickr.com/43846774@N02/ #astro #astrophotography #astronomy #space #nebula #nebulae Use the hashtag #universetoday to let us know about your photos. We might feature them here or on our website. Written by Fraser Cain @fcain

Signs of second largest black hole in the Milky Way: Possible missing link in black hole evolution

Possible missing link in black hole evolution<p>Astronomers using the Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope have detected signs of an invisible black hole with …

Black Holes

Meet galaxy NGC 5408, which we know as an "irregular Galaxy". Why irregular? 🚀✨ Because although most galaxies possess a majestic spiral or elliptical structure, about a quarter of galaxies defy such conventional, rounded aesthetics, and are instead defined by a messy, indefinable shape. #weirdiscool This galaxy was discovered by John Herschel in 1834. Astronomers had long mistaken NGC 5408 for a planetary nebula, an expelled cloud of material from an aging star. Instead, it turned out to be an entire galaxy, located about 16 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur). Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla) #awesome #space #astronomy #Galaxy #irregular #imperfection #herschel #amazing #instaspace #instalike #hubble #telescope #observation #learnsomethingnew

Some 5,000 light years from Earth within the constellation Gemini is the galactic supernova remnant IC443. Also known as the Jellyfish Nebula and Sharpless 248, this molecular cloud contains several fascinating areas and fields of objects. It is thought that IC443 is likely the remnant of a supernova that exploded mere moments ago on a cosmological scale, possibly originating from the neutron star CXOU J061705.3+222127, or J0617 for short. There is disagreement when it comes to dating the moment the star transformed itself and expelled its contents into space, but most agree it is between 3,000 and 30,000 years. The super dense neutron star spins at great speeds, the end process of when a massive star burns all of its fuel and collapses down with enormous pressures in the blink of an eye. Quickly followed by an outward explosion of outer material as the gigantic supernova pushes out. This material is what is thought to have created the nebula itself. Once the neutron star has shed its shell of matter and achieved significant densities it will begin to emit a beam of radiation becoming a pulsar. Much like a lighthouse it will pulse radio waves and other forms of radiation in a sweeping beacon through the gulf of space. Gazing into the sky with all the ancient colossuses, it is stirring to behold stellar objects as young as our small civilization. This image was taken by Paul M. Hutchinson FRAS using a Canon 1100D through a Skywatcher Explorer 200p on December 8, 2015. Follow him @paul_hutchinson_fras #astrophotography #astronomy #space #nebula #stars #nightsky #beautiful #nature #canon1100d #neutronstar #jellyfish Use the hashtag #universetoday to let us know about your photos. We might feature them here or on our website. Written by Francisco Juárez @juarezxmachina

Galactic Merger! This image shows a peculiar galaxy known as NGC 1487, lying about 30 million light-years away. Rather than viewing it as a celestial object, it is actually better to think of this as an event. Here, we are witnessing two or more galaxies in the act of merging together to form a single new galaxy. Each galaxy has lost almost all traces of its original appearance, as stars and gas have been thrown by gravity in an elaborate cosmic whirl. Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA #nasa #hubble #space #hst #esa #astronomy #nasabeyond #science

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'Cannibalism' between stars: New research shows the turbulent past of our sun

New research shows the turbulent past of our sun<p>Stars do not accumulate their final mass steadily, but in a series of violent events manifesting …

Celestial Valentine! Generations of stars can be seen in this infrared portrait from our Spitzer Space Telescope. In this wispy star-forming region, called W5, the oldest stars can be seen as blue dots in the centers of the two hollow cavities (other blue dots are background and foreground stars not associated with the region). Younger stars line the rims of the cavities, and some can be seen as pink dots at the tips of the elephant-trunk-like pillars. The white knotty areas are where the youngest stars are forming. Red shows heated dust that pervades the region's cavities, while green highlights dense clouds. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian #nasa #space #happyvalentinesday #whpthisislove #nasabeyond #astronomy #science #valentines

This composite image by the Advanced Camera for Survey on board the Hubble Space Telescope is the sharpest view ever taken of the Orion Nebula. Comprised of 520 Hubble images, taken in five colours, it is truly a jaw dropping vista. Although we recently posted a pic of this famous nebula, we couldn't help but go there again once we saw this incredible portrait. Nearly 3,000 stars reside within the frame of this image, some of which have never been seen in visible light. At 1,500 light years from Earth it is the closest region of star formation to us. The four main stars of the Trapezium Cluster illuminate the heart of the nebula in fantastic fashion for our enjoyment and scientific benefit. Although not visible in this image, small young stars with proto-planetary disks rest near the cluster, gathering material with which to build their future planetary families. Photo credit: NASA/ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA), and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team #astrophotography #astronomy #space #nightsky #stars #beautiful #orionnebula #nasa #esa #trapeziumcluster #orion #constellation #astronomy #hubblespacetelescope Use the hashtag #universetoday to let us know about your photos. We might feature them here or on our website. Written by Francisco Juárez - @juarezxmachina

Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars

Did the Universe Have a Beginning?

One of my favorite aspects about science, and astronomy in particular, is how it allows us to pursue some of the biggest questions we can think …

Black holes banish matter into cosmic voids

We live in a universe dominated by unseen matter, and on the largest scales, galaxies and everything they contain are concentrated into filaments …

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