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Earth Preps for Close Encounter with Asteroid

Posted February 4th, 2013 at 7:38 pm (UTC+0)
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Earth is about to have a close encounter with an asteroid, the nearest an object of its size has ever come to our planet. The fly-by is expected to occur at around 1924 UTC on Feb. 15, according to scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The US space agency says there’s no chance the asteroid […]

Scientists Discover Universe’s Largest Known Structure

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 7:27 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists have found the largest known structure in the universe, a cluster of galactic cores so vast it would take four billion years for a spacecraft traveling at the speed of light to cross it. The sighting challenges a theory from Einstein which suggests such a massive object shouldn’t exist in the universe. A quasar […]

Scientists Recreate the Big Bang

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 7:08 pm (UTC+0)
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Since they can’t turn back time to witness the creation of the universe almost 14 billion years ago, scientists are working on the next best thing: creating a virtual universe, starting at the beginning with the Big Bang. With the help of the world’s third-fastest computer, physicists from the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National […]