Scott Pilkington

83 Flips | 1 Magazine | 14 Likes | 2 Following | 1 Follower | @Pilkiee | Keep up with Scott Pilkington on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Scott Pilkington”

Astronomers find half of the missing matter in the universe

It is one of cosmology’s more perplexing problems: that up to 90% of the ordinary matter in the universe appears to have gone missing.<p>Now astronomers have detected about half of this missing content for the first time, in a discovery that could resolve a long-standing paradox.<p>The conundrum first …

Dark Matter

NASA's new ion thruster breaks records, could take humans to Mars

Ionic Propulsion from NASA<p>NASA’s new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration with the …

Our first ever detection of a cosmic event in gravitational waves and light !!! WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE AND BE DOING SCIENCE!! https://t.co/J85gsQo8tM

Our galaxy produces 9 trillion kilograms of antimatter a second—how?

New study proposes a (relatively) mundane source: a specific class of supernova.<p>Antimatter is rare in this Universe, but the Universe is a pretty big …

Physics

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …

Ask Ethan: How Far Is The Edge Of The Universe From The Farthest Galaxy?

When we look out into the Universe, there’s light everywhere we can see, for as far as our telescopes are capable of looking. But at some point, there’s a limit to what we’ll encounter. One limit is set by the cosmic structure that forms in the Universe: we can only see the stars, galaxies, etc., …

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Black Holes

VideoFromSpace

Debug[[item.title]]Copy Visitor IDShow logging …

Gravitational Waves Boot Gigantic Black Hole from Galaxy's Core

A supermassive black hole heftier than 1 billion suns has been ejected from the core of its galaxy by gravitational waves, a new study suggests.<p>The …

YouTube

2:09 VideoFromSpace<p>1:25<p>9,330,788 views<p>4:01<p>8,025,876 views<p>1:46<p>7,492,261 views<p>2:20<p>7,233,662 views<p>2:58<p>6,807,403 views<p>1:21<p>5,656,869 views<p>1:01<p>451 views<p>1:13<p>…

A Teenager Just "Delighted" NASA By Pointing Out a Significant Error in Their Data

A British school student recently contacted NASA to point out that there was an error in data recorded on the International Space Station (ISS), …

Parallel Universes and the Truth Behind Them

The possibility of there being parallel universes out there like our own is quite high if you think about it. At a fundamental level, the idea of …

Dark Matter

Scientists Discover Fast-Moving Galaxies That May Contradict Einstein's Theory of Gravity

A discovery of fast-moving galaxies, <b>10 million light years wide,</b> may cause physicists to re-examine Einstein’s theory of relativity. A team from …

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

Stephen Hawking's strange law of entropy is making atoms on Earth act like black holes

A bizarre discovery has revealed that cold helium atoms in lab conditions on Earth abide by the same law of entropy that governs the behaviour of …

Incredible video of Mars stitched together by hand from 33,000 images

If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with Mars, check out this incredible video recently released by NASA that shows the Red Planet’s …

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

Exploring Titan with Aerial Platforms

Last week, from Monday Feb. 27th to Wednesday March 1st, NASA hosted the “Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop” at their headquarters in …

Astronomy

Why Science Will Never Know Everything About Our Universe

The Universe itself may be finite or may be infinite; the jury is still out. But one thing is certain: the part that’s accessible to us is finite. Even with the expanding Universe, even with all the galaxies and stars and planet and molecules and atoms and subatomic particles in it, there’s only so …

Particles

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

What is the Alcubierre "Warp" Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

Did a Supernova Give Birth to Our Solar System?

The explosive death of a star — that may have been up to a dozen times the sun's mass — might have triggered the formation of the solar system, a new …

All the Biggest Space News to Look Forward to in 2017

Running a space program ain't easy. Spacefaring missions can take as long to plan and fund as they do to execute, so you'd better bet there's some …

How Many Fundamental Constants Does It Take To Define Our Universe?

When we think about our Universe at a fundamental level, we think about all the particles in it and all the forces and interactions that occur between them. If you can describe those forces, interactions and particle properties, you have everything you need to reproduce our Universe, or at least a …

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Quantum Physics

What is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer.

The more we learn about the universe, the more we discover just how diverse all its planets, stars, nebulae and unexplained chunks of matter really …

God did not create Universe: Hawking

God no longer has any place in theories on the creation of the Universe due to a series of developments in physics, British scientist Stephen Hawking …

Large Hadron Collider may have detected a new particle

The rejuvenated Large Hadron Collider might have achieved another breakthrough... provided everything lines up, that is. Two teams of CERN scientists have detected an excess of gamma ray pairs that they suspect might represent the radioactive decay of a previously unknown particle. The data is far …

'Spooky Action at a Distance' Author George Musser Talks Physics Loopholes

There's something strange going on in the universe that calls into question scientists' basic assumptions about space and time — that they exist, for …

Quantum Mechanics

Our Universe: It's the 'Simplest' Thing We Know

Our universe is actually really simple, it's just our cosmological theories that are getting needlessly complex, argues one of the world's leading …