Last week, NASA unveiled the first ever image of a black hole. It looks like an orange donut, a mysterious eye in the dark vacuum of space. But the question has never been what does a black hole look like? The real question is how are aliens involved in all this?
Black holes are weird. Really weird. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly weird they are. Not convinced? Try this one: Certain black holes are so weird they might actually obliterate your past if you journey into one.
Don’t look now, but there might be a black hole right behind you. Well, maybe it hasn’t come to that (yet), but a new study by astronomers at the University of California, Irvine has found that black holes are much more common throughout the universe than previously thought.
A professor at the University of British Columbia has claimed that time travel is mathematically possible, though we’re unlikely to take advantage of said possibility in the foreseeable future.
Scientists announced yesterday the long-awaited discovery of gravitational waves. The waves were detected on September 14, 2015 by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO. They were produced by the collision of two black holes, which sent ripples through space-time about 1.3 billion years ago.
Recently, two new scientific models have appeared, both suggesting that parallel universes may be a reality. In one, researchers propose that the initial conditions of the Big Bang resulted in what they call a “Janus point,” in which particles expanded outward “in two different temporal directions.”
Bad news on the Large Hadron Collider front: a short circuit could delay its scheduled restart, which would have happened right about now, for “days or even weeks,” according to BBC News. Now, while this is mostly par for the course, some people are actually relieved that the LHC’s reboot has been delayed. Why? Well, …