Mark Baumann

20 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Follower | @markcbaumann | Keep up with Mark Baumann 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 “Mark Baumann”

Kepler Targets Supermassive Black Hole

With only an introductory course in science, it’s easy to think that scientists strictly follow the scientific method. They propose a new hypothesis, …

Black Holes

NASA spots massive outburst from our very own black hole

As you might know, the Milky Way Galaxy, in which we are all floating, has a black hole with a mass 4.5 million times bigger than that of our sun at its very center. So, when NASA says a documented occurrence in that vast pit of darkness "raises questions about the behavior of this giant black hole …

Black Holes

"Our Solar System Not as Unique as We Thought" --Center for Astrophysics

How do you make an Earth-like planet? The "test kitchen" of Earth has given us a detailed recipe, but it wasn't clear whether other planetary systems …

14 ‘Death Stars’ tracked heading towards our solar system

There’s a fleet of ‘Death Stars’ headed our way. This time destruction really could be rained down upon us all: But there’s still time to linger over …

Universe

Theoretical Astrophysicist Reveals How Evidence for an ‘Unusual Event in the Sky’ 2,000 Years Ago Could Be Tied to the Wise Men and Jesus’ Birth as the Bible Claims

Adults and children in Latin America and Spain, among other locations, are celebrating Three Kings’ Day Tuesday, a joyous religious holiday that is held each year on the 12th day after Christmas.<p>The event marks the moment the wise men, also known as the Magi, followed a “star” in the sky and met …

Hearing the Early Universe's Scream: Sloan Survey Announces New Findings

Imagine a single mission that would allow you to explore the Milky Way and beyond, investigating cosmic chemistry, hunting planets, mapping galactic …

Universe

New simulation creates a universe with galaxies just like the real deal

Astronomers have created a simulation of the universe that includes more realistic galaxies similar in mass, size and age to real observed galaxies, …

Universe

What Is The Biggest Thing in The Universe?

<i>Think big. Really big. Like, cosmic big. How big can things in the Universe get? Is a galaxy big? What about a supercluster? What is the biggest</i> …

Eagle simulation can go backwards and forwards in 'cosmic time'

Will the mysteries of the universe be revealed by this computer simulation? Amazing 'machine' can even go backwards and forwards in 'cosmic</b> …

Giant Space Microphones Will Record the Soundtrack of the Universe

The first direct detection of gravitational waves is nigh, and it comes with a surround-sound system.<p>​The direct detection of gravitational waves remains one of the most enduring white whales in cosmology. First predicted in Einstein's 1916 General Theory of Relativity, these ripples in spacetime …

What To Expect In 2015: General Relativity Gets Put To The Test

Experiments could lead to a "theory of everything"<p>Over the course of four Thursdays in November 1915, Albert Einstein stood before the Prussian Academy in Berlin and unveiled a set of equations that upended our ideas about space and time. A century later, his grand project remains frustratingly …

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand, As Two Oddities Merge Into One

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

Entanglement Makes Quantum Particles Measurably Heavier, Says Quantum Theorist

The discovery is a long sought-after link between the theories of quantum mechanics and general relativity<p>The two towering achievements of 20th …

Quantum Physics

Quantum Dots Are The Hot New Thing At CES. So What Are They, And Why Should You Care?

TV’s are getting bigger and better every year, while also getting thinner and lighter. That’s good, but even as resolution increases by leaps and …

11 Mind-Blowing Physics Discoveries Made In 2014

From detecting elusive particles forged in the core of our sun to teleporting quantum data farther than ever before, these physicists' scientific research has helped us better understand the universe in which we live as well as pave the way for a future of quantum computers, nuclear fusion, and …

The 10 Best Chess Games of the Last 20 Years

Chess, one of the world’s oldest games, reflects the times. Though the rules have not changed in 500 years, how the game is played has been …