Alan Eggleston

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Meet Dragonfly 44, the galaxy made of 99.9% dark matter

A massive galaxy consisting almost entirely of dark matter has been discovered, using the world’s most powerful telescopes.<p>Dark matter is the …

Tracing Light to Map the Cosmic Darkness

IRA FLATOW: This summer, I hope you all get a chance to get out of town to go stargazing– one of my favorite things. Get the old telescope out and …

Universe

New research explores Pluto's 'beating heart'

Lava lamp-like convection accounts for smooth surface feature on dwarf planet, according to new studies<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto …

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Astronomers Have Discovered a Potential New Planet Locked in a Death Spiral

Goodnight, sweet prince.<p>A likely new planet that might be one of our galaxy's youngest could also turn out to be unique, say astronomers, but that …

Tunnels in spacetime could take us to another universe claims new theory

According to a radical theory, a spacecraft could survive a trip through a wormhole exiting on the other side –which could be a totally different …

Physics

Mysterious Mars Methane Spike Not a Seasonal Event

A big methane spike that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity detected two years ago was not due to seasonal changes on the Red Planet, NASA scientists …

Mostly Mute Monday: Hubble unveils deepest view of the Universe, ever

Ultra-deep field? Move over; there’s a new deepest-view of all!<p><i>“In other words, theory attempts to segregate the minimum number of possible worlds</i> …

Physicists Just Discovered a Totally New Form of Light

Science, always keeping us on our toes.<p>Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn't follow our existing rules of angular …

Quantum Mechanics

The deepest 3-D map of the universe ever made confirms Einstein was a genius

This theory, among other things, stated that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the source.<p>In 1915, he followed this up with the publication of his theory of General Relativity, which asserted that gravity has a warping effect on space-time.<p>For over a …

It's Raining All Over The Universe

This morning I woke to the sound of rain on the roof. Is there any music more beautiful? It's the perfect reminder of nature's grounding cycles from which we also emerge and disappear.<p>But being an astrophysicist, I was suddenly struck by the realization that Earth is not the only world that knows …

Astronomy

We’re probably not alone in the universe

When we ask "Are we alone?", we are wondering about how life itself begins, and what our place and function is in this universe.<p>A new paper, published in Astrobiology, uses the most recent discoveries of exoplanets to estimate the likelihood that other technologically advanced civilizations have …