Posts Tagged Universe

Photos: Large Numbers That Define the Universe…

Visit the following LiveScience.com link for some magnificent numeric depictions of planet Earth… https://www.livescience.com/63429-big-numbers-universe-photos.html Advertisements

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Where Is the Center of the Universe?…

Intro:   Looking up at a clear night sky, you see stars in every direction. It almost feels as if you’re at the center of the cosmos. But are you? And if not, where is the center of the universe? Source (LiveScience.com): Where Is the Center of the Universe?

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week… 

This week’s best science articles from Livescience.com, June 23, 2017 – https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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Exoplanet discovery: seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting nearby star… 

Astronomy news from theguardian.com: Exoplanet discovery: seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting nearby star  

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Galaxy murder mystery… 

Summary:  It’s the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what’s killing them…  Read about this at sciencedaily.com: Galaxy murder mystery

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Quote: Nature – mankind – universe…

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal […]

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Observations of one billion years after Big Bang: New stage in galactic lifecycle discovered…

Introduction from ScienceDaily.com: On its own, dust seems fairly unremarkable. However, by observing the clouds of gas and dust within a galaxy, astronomers can determine important information about the history of star formation and the evolution of galaxies. Now thanks to the unprecedented sensitivity of the telescope at the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in […]

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What is Dark Matter and Dark Energy?…

According to “science.nasa.gov”: In the early 1990s, one thing was fairly certain about the expansion of the Universe. It might have enough energy density to stop its expansion and recollapse, it might have so little energy density that it would never stop expanding, but gravity was certain to slow the expansion as time went on… […]

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As stars form, magnetic fields influence regions big and small (sciencedaily.com)…

Summary: Stars form when gravity pulls together material within giant clouds of gas and dust. But gravity isn’t the only force at work. Both turbulence and magnetic fields battle gravity, either by stirring things up or by channeling and restricting gas flows, respectively. New research focusing on magnetic fields shows that they influence star formation […]

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Extrasolar Planets or exoplanets…

Extrasolar planet, also called exoplanet,  any planetary body that is outside the solar system and that usually orbits a star other than the Sun. The first extrasolar planets were discovered in 1992. More than 1,700 are known, and more than 3,000 await further confirmation. A full entry on this can be found at Britannica.com: Extrasolar planet… […]

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