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The Physics Of Star Wars

Ever wish you could have your very own lightsaber like Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi? Or that you could fly through space at the speed of light …

Physics

This Star Exploded, Survived, And Then Exploded Again After 60 Years

This totally changes what we know about supernovae.<p>Usually when a star goes supernova, that's it. It's dead, kaput, RIP. But a new discovery could …

Universe

What Would Happen If You Became Dark Matter?

The human body consists of somewhere around 1028 particles, all bound together. The typical human has a mass of somewhere between 50 and 100 kilograms, and is largely confined to the surface of the Earth. Yet dark matter behaves very differently. It doesn’t interact with the nuclear or …

Dark Matter

Scientists penetrate mystery of raging black hole beams

They are nature's very own Death Star beams - ultra-powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of black holes like deadly rays from the …

Universe

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …

Physics

What is the Anthropic Principle and How Do Physicists Apply It?

What’s the reception of Anthropic Principle among physicists, and does it have anything to do with artificial intelligence? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora: <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p>Answer <b>by</b> Jay Wacker, Theoretical …

Space Science

CERN Scientists Find Further Evidence That the Universe 'Should Not Exist’

They "simply do not understand where the difference is."<p>By on<p>Filed Under CERN, Data & Experiments<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>When it’s not …

The Big Bang Theory

You Can Now Use Google Maps to Explore the Solar System

Chances are, at one time or another, we’ve all used Google Maps to find the shortest route from point A to point B. But if you are like some people, …

Space Exploration

Cosmic alchemy: Colliding neutron stars show us how the universe creates gold

For thousands of years, humans have searched for a way to turn matter into gold. Ancient alchemists considered this precious metal to be the highest …

Neutron Stars

The universe shouldn't exist, scientists say after finding bizarre behaviour of anti-matter

Our universe shouldn't exist, scientists say.<p>The most elite scientists in the world are still struggling to find why exactly our universe didn't …

Physics

There's a Hidden Spacecraft Dump in The Middle of The Ocean - Here's What's Down There

This is crazy.<p>The most remote location on Earth has many names: It's called Point Nemo (Latin for 'no one') and the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility. …

NASA
Space Science

Video lectures for Algebraic Geometry

I originally made this compilation on May 31, 2016 to share with some friends and never got around to posting it. Now that I’m actually in the midst …

Mathematics

Half the universe’s missing matter has just been finally found | New Scientist

Two separate teams found the missing matter – made of particles called baryons rather than dark matter – linking galaxies together through filaments …

Universe

How gravitational waves attracted a Nobel Prize

The 2017 Nobel prize for physics was awarded to scientists who helped pioneer the discovery of ripples in the fabric of spacetime, known as …

Physics

There is a hierarchy to the Universe

There is a hierarchy to the Universe: Levels of structures, from the smallest of quantum particles to the most vast of cosmic scaffolding stretching …

Astronomy

The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole is Proving Einstein Correct

As if he needs it.<p>Sitting at the center of the Milky Way galaxy lies a supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), possessing the mass of …

Astrophysics

First Support for a Physics Theory of Life

Take chemistry, add energy, get life. The first tests of Jeremy England’s provocative origin-of-life hypothesis are in, and they appear to show how …

Physics

Jupiter is so big it does not actually orbit the sun

One of my daughter's favorite books is "Space Walk" by Salina Yoon. Each page shows a planet accompanied by a rhyming factoid about it.<p>But each time …

Astronomy

WARNING: Supermassive black hole heading Earth’s way at 110 KM per SECOND

A black hole with millions of times more mass than the sun is hurtling towards Earth and will one day wipe out life as we know it.<p>The black hole is …

'Game Of Thrones' Home World Could Actually Exist, Says Science

Winter is coming. Here on Earth, we can accurately predict when it will arrive, how long it will last, and even — to a large extent — how severe it will be. But that isn’t the case for the continents of Westeros and Essos in George R.R. Martin’s epic series and television show. Imagine living on a …

Astronomy

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

Tying loose ends? Gravitational waves could solve string theory, study claims

New paper suggests that the hotly contested physics thesis, which involves the existence of six ‘extra dimensions’, may be settled by cutting-edge laser detectors<p>String theory makes the grand promise of weaving together all of physics into a single sublime framework. The only downside is that …

Physics

The Origin Of The Universe: Could The Famed “Big Bang” Theory Need A Revision?

A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a four-dimensional star collapsed into a black hole and …

Space Science

Gravity-lensed supernova magnifies understanding of universe

Using an automated supernova-hunting "pipeline," scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified a Type Ia …

Scientists Have Discovered What Existed Before The Universe

There are many scientific and non-scientific varieties of the answer about what came before Big Bang. Some say there was literally nothing and some …

Space Science

Earth's Evolution Was Delayed By Two Billion Years Because There Wasn't Enough Oxygen

You thought Southern Rail was late.<p>If you feel like you spend your whole life waiting around because of delays, you might want to count your …

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

Polar Bears