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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs <i>by Lisa Randall. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.</i><p>"Dark matter" and "dinosaurs" are words you rarely hear together except perhaps in the playground, a fantasy gaming club or some not-yet-released …

Scientists May Have Just Discovered a Parallel Universe Leaking Into Ours

<i>We may have just, for the first time ever, caught a momentous glimpse of a parallel universe bumping against our own.</i><p><i>Scientists say that signals from</i> …

Cosmologist Thinks a Strange Signal May Be Evidence of a Parallel Universe

In the beginning, there was chaos.<p>Hot, dense, and packed with energetic particles, the early Universe was a turbulent, bustling place. It wasn’t …

Stellar Graveyard Reveals Clues About Milky Way's Ancient Birth

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has peered far back in time, detecting clues about how the Milky Way galaxy came together, shortly after the universe's …

A Cosmic Detective Story

Hiding in the dense center of our galaxy are stars that formed just after the Big Bang. Here's how astronomers found them.<p>Some of the oldest stars in the universe are still around. And not in that cosmic way, where light from some distant object remains, even though its source winked out long …

Universe

MOO J1142: A cluster at the edge of the Universe.

I love it when a piece of news comes out that ties in so neatly with a recent episode of Crash Course Astronomy: Hard on the heels of my talking …

Mysterious Glow at Milky Way's Center Could Be Dark Matter or Hidden Pulsars

The heart of our galaxy is oddly bright. Since 2009 astronomers have suggested that too much gamma-ray light is shining from the Milky Way’s …

Can We Test Dark Energy Using The Solar System?

One of the biggest revolutions in our scientific understanding of the Universe occurred at the end of the last century, when we discovered the existence of dark energy. Prior to that, the Big Bang — where the Universe began from a hot, dense, rapidly expanding state that cooled and spread out over …