Tag: Cosmology

Rapidly Expanding Cloud Of Atoms Hums A Symphony Similar To How Early Universe Did

By triggering a cloud of atoms to undergo a rapid expansion, a group of experts found that atoms could hum similarly to how the early universe may have had sung during the period of inflation.

Feature | Science April 21, 2018

Dark Matter Could Be A Sign Of Intelligent Alien Civilization

The cosmic gorilla effect study implied that a structured mind is hardwired to ignore what it is actually looking for. Could it be that the unexplained dark matter in the Universe is actually a cosmic signal of a more advanced alien civilization?

Space April 12, 2018

Words By Stephen Hawking: Inspirational Quotes From Cosmology's Brightest Star

Stephen Hawking's profound but gentle and humorous ways of communicating science to the public made him an icon of contemporary science. Here are some of the most inspirational quotes from Stephen Hawking, a great physicist and human genuis.

Feature | Science March 15, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Disproves The Flat Earth Theory

In a new video, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson proves the Earth is really spherical in shape and not flat. He cites several proofs ranging from an ancient Greek experiment to modern cosmological studies.

Space March 11, 2018

Synchronized Dance Of Dwarf Galaxies Challenges Chaotic Dark Matter Cosmology

Astronomers assumed that only the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies are surrounded by dwarf galaxies moving in an orderly manner. Recently, they discovered a more distant neighbor that raised questions against existing cosmological theories.

Space February 2, 2018

Stephen Hawking Makes 1966 Doctoral Thesis Available Online

Famous cosmologist Stephen Hawking has made his original 1966 doctoral thesis available online for the first time. The thesis is freely available to anyone who is interested to learn about the theoretical physicist's earlier views concerning the universe.

Space October 23, 2017

Life On Other Planets May Have Died From Climate Change

Astrobiologists from Australian National University challenge the prevailing theory about why we haven't found life on other planets.

Earth/Environment January 22, 2016

New Gravity Measurement Technique For Distant Stars Could Help Find Extraterrestrial Life

Previous methods were only available for stars somewhat close to our own solar system.

Space January 7, 2016

NASA Says A Black Hole Is Burping

The supermassive black hole, which is 26 million light years away, is ejecting gas it once 'ate.'

Space January 6, 2016

45 Stars And Planets Finally Get Names As International Contest Ends

Astronomy fans in 182 countries around the world voted on names. More than half a million votes were cast.

Space December 17, 2015

Far-Away Star's Light Pulses Dismissed As Potential Alien Signal

The star's pulsing light signature suggested a laser being beamed by intelligent beings.

Space December 10, 2015

NASA To Tech Times: 'No, That Really Wasn’t A UFO'

After conspiracy theorists cried UFO at a photo tweeted by a NASA astronaut, Tech Times received confirmation that the light is just part of the Space Station itself.

Space November 24, 2015

Science Images Of The Week: Songbirds, Stars, Storms And Sperm

This week's images go from macro to micro in a major way. From dead galaxies to mouse gametes, we've got it all.

Space November 20, 2015

Astronomers Spot A Black Hole Eating A Star Alive

The star is being torn apart, but some of its debris is getting away in the form of gas. That gas could tell us a lot about what happens in mysterious black holes.

Space October 22, 2015

A Far Off Star Is Destroying A Neighboring Planet

Kepler 2 data reveals a rocky object being shredded to pieces by a white dwarf.

Space October 22, 2015

Space Station Astronauts Film Beautiful Floating 'Bubbles' Of Liquid In HD

The beautiful footage is part of a new series of high-definition videos coming out of the International Space Station.

Space October 13, 2015

Help! The Universe Is Dying: Shocking Study Reveals Universe Is Preparing For 'An Eternal Doze'

The universe has only half the energy it possessed two billion years ago, astronomers determine. Stars are fading and dying as the universe slowly heads to a dark and cold future.

Space August 10, 2015

Scientists Discover Five Monster Black Holes And Hint There Could Be Millions Of Them

Astronomers have discovered five supermassive black holes that were previously curtained behind gas and dust particles. They predict there could be millions more.

Space July 6, 2015

BICEP2 Gravitational Wave Discovery: Proof Of Big Bang Or Just Space Dust?

New study casts doubt on much-lauded "discovery" of evidence of universe's expansion. Dust in Milky Way galaxy may have confused scientists about signal from the far edge of the universe, it suggests.

Space February 1, 2015

New Study Finds Universe Moving Towards Complexity: Evidence of the Existence of God?

The universe remains largely unexplored, but what humans have laid their eyes on has a tendency to move toward complexities. Kelly Smith explored the long-standing issue of moral value in the context of astrobiology in a study.

Space January 27, 2015

Perception of Time Dilation Offers Different View of Dark Energy

Researcher suggests dark energy not necessary to account for the accelerating expansion of the universe. The apparent acceleration can be explained by time dilation cause by the movement of the galaxy in the past and present, he says.

Space January 2, 2015

Tangible Evidence of Dark Matter? Scientists May Have Found Some in X-Ray Data

Dark matter may have been detected through X-ray observations of galaxies, including the Milky Way. Could this herald a new age in astronomy?

Space December 11, 2014

Scientists measure radiation left behind from Big Bang using POLARBEAR

Telescope looks at the universe's oldest light for clues to its structure and history. Scientists around the world use telescope in Chile to gaze at the universe's ancient illumination.

Space October 21, 2014

Leaky galaxies give clues to start of universe

Galaxy "leaking" ultraviolet radiation into interstellar space yields clues to how light came to the early universe. Astronomers study the galaxy located almost 3 billion light years from Earth.

Space October 10, 2014

Laniakea Supercluster: Say hello to Milky Way's new home

The Milky Way galaxy is part of the Local Group of galaxies, and the extended celestial family just got a whole lot larger.

Space September 5, 2014

Gigantic magnifying glass in deep space? Hubble spots one

Distant lensing galaxy reveals even more remote galaxy hiding behind it. "Magnifying glass" phenomenon lets astronomers gaze 10 billion years into the universe's past.

Space August 5, 2014

Dwarf galaxies aren't exactly a model of cosmology, say astrophysicists

Current standard model of cosmology can't explain formation of dwarf galaxies, astrophysicists say. Model doesn't match what's being observed, they say.

Space June 11, 2014

Genesis: Over half of Americans doubt Big Bang theory, poll suggests

Generally accepted scientific facts are not so cut-and-dried for many Americans, poll finds. From the Big Bang to evolution, many express doubts.

April 22, 2014

Expansion of universe measured with best precision ever, using BOSS quasar study

Using data collected from 140,000 quasars, astronomers have the most accurate measurement yet of the expansion rate of the universe.

Space April 9, 2014

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