Scientists Capture “First Image” of Dark Matter Connecting Galaxies

Dark matter makes up about 25% of the universe, and yet we can’t see it. It doesn’t reflect or absorb light, and therefore has avoided visual observation ever since it was first hypothesized way back in the early 1900s. Researchers at the University of Waterloo, however, may have just changed that. According to a press …

NASA’s Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in Habitable Zone

Today NASA announced the discovery of the first Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” The planet, named Kepler-186f, was discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope, and while it isn’t the first planet we’ve seen in a habitable zone, it is the first Earth-size planet of its kind that we’ve found.

Discovery of Gravitational Waves May Lead Us to the Multiverse

Last month, scientists announced the discovery of gravitational waves in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation. These gravitational waves are ripples in space-time left over from when the universe rapidly expanded – in merely a fraction of a second – after the Big Bang, and were predicted by Einstein’s …