Tag: Astrophysics

Traversable Wormholes

Physicists Suggest New Theory for “Human-Safe” Wormholes

A wormhole is a hypothetical shortcut between two distant points in space. Wormholes play a critical role in many science fiction movies—In...
universe

Astronomers agreed that the universe is almost 14 billion years old

From an observatory high over Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers with the National Science Foundation’s Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) have taken a fresh...
MILKY WAY FAMILY TREE

Milky way family tree: scientists reconstruct the galaxy merger history of our home galaxy

Galaxies like -- the Milky Way formed by the merging of smaller progenitor galaxies. An international group of scientists led by Dr. Diederik...
Dark matter

The mystery of how dark matter in galaxies is distributed, Solved

The gravitational force in the Universe under which it has evolved from a state almost uniform at the Big Bang until now...
planetary object C/2014 OG392 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 OG392 (PANSTARRS): Astronomers discover activity on the distant planetary object

Centaurs are minor planets believed to have originated in the Kuiper Belt in the outer solar system. They sometimes have comet-like features...
Stephen Hawking

Physics Nobel Prize for black holes too late for Stephen Hawking

Researchers welcomed the news that the Nobel Physics Prize was awarded Tuesday for research on black holes with regret that the award...

Einstein’s description of gravity 500 times harder to disprove

Einstein's theory of general relativity—the idea that gravity is matter warping spacetime—has withstood over 100 years of scrutiny & testing, including the...
matter

Researchers definitely measure total amount of matter in the universe

A top objective in cosmology is to precisely measure the total amount of matter in the universe, an overwhelming activity for even...

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