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The First Galaxy Discovered Was Called a “Universe Beyond Our Own”

March 21, 2019 by Written by Ashley Hamer Imagine if you’d lived your whole life indoors, believing your little room was all of reality, only to wake up one morning to learn that there are millions of other buildings just like yours and that the world was much, much bigger than you thought. That’s what…
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Scientists set to unveil first picture of a black hole

APRIL 6, 2019, by Marlowe Hood The world, it seems, is soon to see the first picture of a black hole. On Wednesday, astronomers across the globe will hold “six major press conferences” simultaneously to announce the first results of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which was designed precisely for that purpose. It has been…
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Ready for the Red Planet! NASA’s Mars Helicopter Aces Key Flight Tests

By Mike Wall on 30 March, 2019 NASA’s Mars Helicopter has proven its off-world mettle. Mars Helicopter team members work the flight model (the vehicle going to Mars) in the Space Simulator, a 25-foot-wide (7.62 meters) vacuum chamber, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA’s Mars helicopter has proven its off-world mettle. The…
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What happened before the Big Bang?

MARCH 26, 2019 by Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics A team of scientists has proposed a powerful new test for inflation, the theory that the universe dramatically expanded in size in a fleeting fraction of a second right after the Big Bang. Their goal is to give insight into a long-standing question: what was the universe…
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Scientists one step closer to a clock that could replace GPS and Galileo

March 11, 2019, University of Sussex Scientists in the Emergent Photonics Lab (EPic Lab) at the University of Sussex have made a breakthrough to a crucial element of an atomic clock—devices which could reduce our reliance on satellite mapping in the future—using cutting-edge laser beam technology. Their development greatly improves the efficiency of the lancet (which…
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Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes in the early universe

March 13, 2019, Princeton University Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and Princeton University have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes in the distant universe, from a time when the universe was less than 10 percent of its present age. “It is remarkable that such massive dense objects were able to form so soon after the…
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A New Theory On Time Indicates Present And Future Exist Simultaneously

SCI-TECH NATURE on January 08, 2019 According to a new controversial theory, everything around us is intricately planned, and each and everyone’s destiny has already been decided. The new theory suggests that time does not PASS and that everything is ever-present. In fact, time is not linear as we have been thinking all along, and…
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Dark Energy Might Be Getting Stronger

February 13, 2019Written by Paul M. Sutter for Universe Today The expansion of our universe is accelerating. Every single day, the distances between galaxies grows ever greater. And what’s more, that expansion rate is getting faster and faster — that’s what it means to live in a universe with accelerated expansion. This strange phenomenon is…
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What exactly is a black hole?

February 14, 2019, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich What is a black hole? In an article that has just appeared in the journal Nature Astronomy, LMU philosopher Erik Curiel shows that physicists use different definitions of the concept, depending on their own particular fields of interest. A black hole is conventionally thought of as an astronomical…
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Quantum computing: collaboration with the multiverse?

Feb. 04, 2019 by Tim Hinchliffe Quantum computing is now evolving as the hottest technology of 2019, but concepts behind this tech go back millennia, including those of parallel universes within a single multiverse. “Quantum computation […] will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes” – David…
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