Wednesday, 25 September 2013

4D Black hole, new mind-blowing theory

It could be time to bid the Big Bang bye-bye. Cosmologists have speculated that the Universe formed from the debris ejected when a four-dimensional star collapsed into a black hole — a scenario that would help to explain why the cosmos seems to be so uniform in all directions.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Revolutionary new theory of dark matter

The universe abounds with dark matter. Nobody knows what it consists of. Astrophysicists have known for the last 80 years that most of the universe consists of an unknown, dark matter. The solution to the mystery may now be just around the corner.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Astronomers discovers new giant galaxy in all-sky survey

A team of astronomers led by ASTRON astronomer Dr. George Heald has discovered a previously unknown gigantic radio galaxy, using initial images from a new, ongoing all-sky radio survey. The galaxy was found using the powerful International LOFAR Telescope (ILT), built and designed by ASTRON.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Mysterious neutrinos explained

A golden age for the neutrino is dawning.

A few decades ago, these shy phantoms that flit nearly unfelt through the interstices of the universe seemed mere leftovers in the world of physics.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Dark Flow

The universe is far stranger than anything we can truly contemplate. From the big bang, black holes, dark matter, giant diamond stars, and exoplanets coated in burning ice, one truly doesn’t have to look too far to find something that is mind-boggling or hard to comprehend. On today’s list of W-T-F’s, is a relatively new cosmic phenomena called “dark flow.” (I again, find it kind of ironic that we use the word ‘dark’ so often. Each time it usually means ‘we have no idea, really.’)