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 …

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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 …

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Europa Report: Maybe We Should’ve Just Sent Another Robot

An optimistic crew of space explorers? The watery depths of Europa’s sub-surface ocean? Sharlto Copley? What could possibly go wrong? The above trailer gives us our first real taste of Europa Report, an upcoming science fiction film that follows six astronauts on their journey to Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa. As you would expect, things go …

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A Space Between Dreams and Nightmares: The Daily Doodles

Oh, it started as a simple thing on Facebook. A doodle a day. No big deal. Then it moved to Tumblr. What’s this? Followers? A handful maybe. Nothing to write home about. The doodles marched on, drawings accompanied by weird stories about ghosts and parallel universes and space exploration…and the terrors of a normal life, …

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Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flyby

Asteroid 2012 DA14: Too Close For Comfort?

On February 15, 2013, Asteroid 2012 DA14 will glide past Earth, coming within 27,700 km (or 17,200 miles), closer than our orbiting geosynchronous satellite ring. As you can see in the above animation created by NASA, this will definitely be a close encounter.

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