In this video CERN physicist Tom Whyntie explains ‘how did the universe begin and how is it expanding.’ He shows how cosmologists and particle physicists understand the Big Bang, by replicating the heat, energy, and activity of the first few seconds of our universe. Watch the video…
This image of our Universe acquired by ESA’s Planck space telescope, was just released revealing the existence of features that challenge the foundations of our current understanding of the Universe. Is the most detailed map ever created of the cosmic microwave background, the relic radiation from the Big Bang.
These are the Earliest Views yet of the Universe by Hubble Space Telescope. Astronomers found a group of very young galaxies that formed when the universe was just 3 percent of its age. Image credit: NASA, ESA, R. Ellis (Caltech), and the UDF 2012 Team
Our Story in 1 Minute: from the Big Bang to the birth of the Moon, from dinosaurs to the first mammals to the rise and fall of numerous civilizations. This impressive 90sec new video by melodysheep, is tracing the cosmic and biological origins of our species. Watch the video…
Physicists and astronomers have long believed that the universe has mirror symmetry, like a basketball. But recent findings from the University of Michigan suggest that the shape of the Big Bang might be more complicated than previously thought, and that the early universe spun on an axis.
A team of European astronomers has used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) and a host of other telescopes to discover and study the most distant quasar found to date. This brilliant beacon, powered by a black hole with a mass two billion times that of the Sun, is by far the brightest object yet discovered in the early Universe. The results will appear in the 30 June 2011 issue of the journal Nature.
Scientists of the MINOS experiment at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced today (June 24) the results from a search for a rare phenomenon, the transformation of muon neutrinos into electron neutrinos. This could be the reason why the big bang produced more matter than antimatter, leading to the existence of the universe.
This is the James Webb Space Telescope at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, and the face of project scientist Mark Clampin is reflected in the flight mirrors. The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, JWST is due to launch in 2014.