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Excessive Gamma Rays at Milky Way’s Center Hint at Dark Matter

Posted April 4th, 2014 at 6:59 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists believe high-energy gamma rays emanating from the center of our Milky Way are being produced by dark matter, the mysterious hypothetical substance believed to make up most of the physical universe. A new study based on independent research of gamma ray light shows that the center of our galaxy is cranking out huge amounts […]

Data Shows Universe Could Collapse Any Minute

Posted December 16th, 2013 at 7:08 pm (UTC+0)
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Our universe is at even greater risk of collapse than has been previously thought, according physicists in Denmark. Not only are the scientists predicting the end of the world… but the end of the universe! The prediction that the universe will collapse and compress into a small hard ball isn’t something new. Physicists have been […]

Glitch Jeopardizes Planet Hunter’s Mission

Posted May 17th, 2013 at 7:14 pm (UTC+0)
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A malfunction could force an abrupt end to the Kepler Space Telescope’s planet-hunting mission. NASA received the unwelcome news last Sunday after discovering Kepler had malfunctioned and is currently operating in a self-protective “safe-mode” as it also did earlier this month. The US space agency made the news public this past Wednesday. It appears at […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted March 29th, 2013 at 5:49 pm (UTC+0)
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Does ‘God Particle’ Spell End of the Universe?

Posted February 20th, 2013 at 8:11 pm (UTC+0)
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Last summer, when scientists finally cornered the elusive building block of the universe known as the Higgs boson, they apparently also discovered something else: that the universe’s days might be numbered. “It may be that the universe we live in is inherently unstable,” said Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s […]

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 […]

Telescope Survey Reveals Universe’s Dark Secrets

Posted October 27th, 2012 at 12:16 am (UTC+0)
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Scientists have released the final version of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey (CFHTLS), data gathered over six years which probes deep recesses of the Universe, including galaxies as far as nine billion light-years away. This treasure trove of information  will allow scientists to better study dark matter; energy;  new, developing and evolving galaxies; and any […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 6:07 pm (UTC+0)
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Science Images of the Week

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 7:39 pm (UTC+0)
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Hubble Looks Into the Depths of Space and Time

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC+0)
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The Hubble Space Telescope has given us  the deepest view of space ever. Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, it’s a composite of more than 2,000 photos taken by Hubble over 10 years. “The XDF is the deepest image of the sky ever obtained and reveals the faintest and most distant galaxies ever seen. […]

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