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Most precise measurement yet of the expanding Universe

measurement of the expanding Universe

Astronomers just make the most precise measurement yet of the expanding Universe.    An illustration of how astronomers used quasar light to trace the expansion of the universe. Image © Paul Hooper at Spirit Design, with Mat Pieri and Gongbo Zhao, ICG

By |April 8, 2014|Astronomy|

New clues to Dark Matter

gamma-ray map of the galactic center

A new study of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, makes the strongest case to date that some of this emission may arise from dark matter, an unknown substance making up most of the material universe.       Gamma-ray map of the galactic center.   Image © A. Mellinger, CMU; T. Linden, Univ. of Chicago

By |April 7, 2014|Astronomy|

Animation about the size of the Universe

size of the Universe

How big is the universe? An animation explaining key concepts about our universe, with humour, helping to explain the ‘almost’ unexplainable!   Watch the video…

By |March 24, 2014|Astronomy|

Astronomers provide direct evidence for Cosmic Inflation

evidence for Cosmic Inflation

Astronomers announced a major breakthrough concerning Cosmic Inflation, explaining how the universe began. A finding confirming the cosmos grew to a vast size in its very first moments.

By |March 18, 2014|Astronomy|

Fly through all the known galaxies of the Universe

Fly through all the known galaxies of the Universe

The detailed map of the Universe, the Galaxy and Mass Assembly catalogue, showing where galaxies are in this 3D impressive video…

By |March 14, 2014|Astronomy|

Oldest known star in the Universe discovered

Oldest known star in the Universe discovered 1

The oldest known star in the Universe discovered by a team led by astronomers at The Australian National University. The star formed shortly after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.    Image © Space Telescope Science Institute/AAP

By |February 12, 2014|Astronomy|

Night hides the World but reveals a Universe

Night hides the World but reveals a Universe

In this serene skyscape by talented astrophotographer Babak Tafreshi, stars come out as evening twilight fades  following the Persian proverb “Night hides the world, but reveals a universe.”  Image © Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)

By |February 7, 2014|Astronomy|

Creating the Coldest Spot in the Known Universe

Creating the Coldest Spot in the Known Universe

NASA researchers plan to create the coldest spot in the known Universe, inside the International Space Station. The device, known as the Cold Atom Lab, could discover new forms of matter and novel quantum phenomena.   Image © NASA

By |February 4, 2014|Physics, Space|

Danger: Humans

Danger Humans

Danger: Humans. A message from the Interstellar Safety Council. What if the rest of the universe wasn’t built on “survival of the fittest”?    Take a look at the video…

By |January 15, 2014|Physics|

What is Gravity?

What is Gravity 1

What is Gravity? In this One Minute Physics episode, you can find out the basic nature of gravity, one of the four fundamental forces in our universe.   Stephen Hawking during a zero-gravity flight. Image © Zero G.    Watch the video…    

By |January 13, 2014|Physics|
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