NASA Telescope May Have Spotted The Gravitational Wave Source

We are narrowing in on the source.

April 18, 2016

Astronomers Discover the Biggest Structure in the Known Universe

It's a staggering 1 billion light-years long.

March 14, 2016

Cosmic Catastrophe: No “Big Rip” For at Least Another 2.8 Billion Years

The “Big Rip” is the ultimate antithesis to the Big Bang, and now we have a much better idea of when it could happen.

March 1, 2016

Know Your Scientist: Stephen Hawking

His “simple goal” of achieving “a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all” arguably makes Stephen Hawking one the greatest scientists in history.

February 29, 2016

A New Era in Physics and Cosmology: Why Gravitational Waves Matter

After the excitement of last week’s announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves, some might ask “What does it matter?” Here are some good reasons, and just a sampling of the many questions gravitational waves will help us resolve in the future.

February 16, 2016

Red Dwarfs: Meet the Last Stars That Will Burn in the Cosmos

When our Sun dies, we need to find a new home planet. And red dwarfs may hold the key (and the planets) to keep the human race living.

February 4, 2016

Scientists May Have Found a New Tool to Investigate the Origins of the Universe

A hypothetical form of heavy, subatomic particle may enable scientists to probe the very beginnings of the universe, and answer some of the most pressing questions in cosmology. Actual detection of the particles, however, must await a more detailed analysis of the cosmic microwave background (CMB).

January 30, 2016

The Physics of Everything: Understanding Superstring Theory

Shiggs, and sparticles, and squarks, oh my!

September 10, 2015
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