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We already knew the Earth was not the center of the universe, but now we know exactly where it is.

Scientists have mapped more than 8,000 galaxies to find the Earth's official address, and it turns out the universe is even bigger than we …

Universe

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Dark Energy Renders 97% Of The Galaxies In Our Observable Universe Permanently Unreachable

When you look out at a star whose light arrives after traveling towards you for 100 years, you’re seeing a star that’s 100 light years away, due to the fact that the speed of light is finite. But when you look out at a galaxy whose light arrives after traveling towards you for a journey of <i>100</i> …

Galaxies

Dark Energy Survey creates detailed guide to spotting dark matter in the cosmos

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the …

Dark Matter

Dark matter map unveils first results

<b>A huge effort to map dark matter across the cosmos has released its first data.</b><p>Dark matter is the invisible "web" that holds galaxies together; by watching how clumps of it shift over time, scientists hope eventually to quantify dark energy - the even more mysterious force that is pushing the …

Dark Matter

What is dark energy?

Dark energy has topped cosmologists’ “most wanted” list since 1998, when astronomers noticed that the expansion of the universe is speeding up rather …

Physics

Hubble Space Telescope's Most Breathtaking Images of the Universe

In early April, publisher Taschen will be releasing a new book that collects the most breathtaking images of deep space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It's been 25 years since Hubble first launched into low-earth orbit and it remains operational today. It can take extremely high-resolution …

Cosmology

"Dark Matter May be 'Another Dimension' --Or Even a Major Galactic Transport System"

Although space-time tunnels (or wormholes or Einstein-Penrose bridges) have only recently gained great popularity among the public thanks to …

Is Dark Energy Gobbling Dark Matter, and Slowing Universe's Expansion?

Dark energy appears to be devouring dark matter and slowing the expansion of the cosmos, a new study suggests.<p>Dark matter makes up the backbone of …

Dark Energy Could Be Stunting Growth Of Universe, Says Study

Dark matter, believed to make up more than 85 % of matter in the universe, is being vanquished by dark energy, says a new study.<p>Researchers at the …

Researchers May Have Found Albert Einstein’s Black Hole Object

Space researchers may have found Albert Einstein’s black hole object that would support his general theory of relativity. Astronomers have discovered …

Parallel Universes Exist - And Could Explain All Physics, Says Griffith University Study

At the upper levels of complexity, physics -- even to physicists - seems to break down into what essentially comprises a lot of arm waving and …

Bizarre, Disappearing 'Matter Waves' Are the Ghosts of Physics

Rice University researchers observe matter that blinks out of existence to avoid collisions.<p>Ghosts are real. This is the case, at least, in a Rice University laboratory, where physicist Randy Hulet and a team of researchers have demonstrated a bizarre, paradoxical phenomenon in which matter is able …

Quantum Mechanics

New Theory Suggests That Parallel Worlds Exist And Could Help Explain Quantum Mechanics

November 1, 2014<p>by Chuck Bednar<p><b>Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online</b><p>When most people think of parallel worlds, their thoughts …

Discover Interview: Roger Penrose Says Physics Is Wrong, From String Theory to Quantum Mechanics

<b>You have called the real-world implications of quantum physics nonsensical. What is your objection?</b><br>Quantum mechanics is an incredible theory that …

Dark Energy Might Be Stealing the Glue Holding the Universe Together

If recent measurements are correct, it may not be so farfetched.<p>Dark energy is eating dark matter. Bit by bit, the supreme attractive force of the universe, gravitationally speaking, is being superseded by the supreme repulsive force. So, not only is the universe's outward expansion accelerating, …

Dark Matter

[Video] Visualizing The Hidden Cosmos | The Making Of "Dark Universe"

An in-depth look at how scientists are visualizing dark matter.<p>No matter how hard you squint your eyes, some things will always remain invisible to the naked eye: molecules, for instance, and the atoms that make them up, shall remain remain hidden, fundaments for us to put mathematically-supported …

Dark Matter

How will the universe end? A bubble of alien matter will consume the world.

Cosmologist Alex Vilenkin gave a lecture at the Hayden Planetarium in Manhattan earlier this year called “The Universe and Beyond.” I attended the …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

The Key to Dark Matter May Be Hidden Light

With a giant mirror, the FUNK experiment plans to capture dark matter of a different sort.<p>A team of German astrophysicists is at work repurposing a large metallic mirror, originally constructed as a cosmic ray detector prototype, for use in the hunt for dark matter. Compared to the exotic …

Physics

The Cosmic Accident of Life: Alan Lightman on Dark Energy, the Multiverse, and Why We Exist

Questions like why our world exists and what nothing is have occupied minds great and ordinary since the dawn of humanity, and yet for all our scientific progress, they continue to do so, yielding only hypotheses rather than concrete answers. But there is something immutably heartening in the …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Cosmic Dust Clouds Gravitational Wave Finding

Changing Planet<p>Dust maps of the sky show cloudy conditions as seen from the North (left) and South (right) Poles at two different wavelengths. The rectangle shows the region of the BICEP2 search for primordial gravity waves. Courtesy of ESA/Planck<p><b>Headline-grabbing observations of primordial gravity</b> …

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova. The discovery confirms a long-held theory that the supernova, dubbed SN 1993J, occurred inside what is called a binary system, where two interacting stars caused a cosmic explosion. SN 1993J is an example of a Type IIb supernova, unusual stellar explosions that contains much less hydrogen than found in a typical supernova. Astronomers believe the companion star took most of the hydrogen surrounding the exploding main star and continued to burn as a super-hot helium star. SN 1993J resides in the Messier 81 galaxy, about 11 million light-years away in the direction of Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellation. Since its discovery 21 years ago, scientists have been looking for the companion star. Observations at the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, suggested that the missing companion star radiated large amounts of ultraviolet (UV) light, but the area of the supernova was so crowded that scientists could not be sure they were measuring the right star. The team combined optical light data and Hubble’s UV light images to construct a spectrum that matched the predicted glow of a companion star, also known as the continuum emission. Scientists were only recently able to directly detect this light. Pictured here is an artist’s impression of supernova 1993J, which exploded in the galaxy M81. Image Credit

Take a Splash Into the Cosmos Millions of galaxies populate the patch of sky known as the COSMOS field, short for Cosmic Evolution Survey, a portion of which is shown here. Even the smallest dots in this image are galaxies, some up to 12 billion light-years away. The square region in the center of bright objects is where the telescope was blinded by bright light. However, even these brightest objects in the field are more than ten thousand times fainter than what you can see with the naked eye. The picture is a combination of infrared data from Spitzer (red) and visible-light data (blue and green) from Japan's Subaru telescope atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. These data were taken as part of the SPLASH (Spitzer large area survey with Hyper-Suprime-Cam) project. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech