Galactic Impressionism

Dec 9, 2019 What is real in space is hidden behind veils of assumption. A recent press release reports that astronomers detected two “merging” galaxy clusters connected by filaments of plasma. As announcement states, “The presence of material connecting two clusters isn’t strange. But the area over which the team…

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Dec 5, 2019 A ring of gas and stars is said to be orbiting the Milky Way. Galaxies are mysterious. Astronomers are still not sure if they are a rotating collection of individual stars held together by gravity, or if they are a discrete object, behaving as a whole. Consensus…

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Gravitational Waves

Dec 4, 2019 Space and time are not a fabric. In Einstein’s vision of the Universe, time and space are dynamic regions under constant change because matter creates “warps” or curves in both. Today, its interpretation views the Universe as a kind of geometric object that exists in a four-dimensional…

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Emergent Supernovae

Dec 2, 2019 Stars explode for reasons not commonly reported. Astronomers using the GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA survey recently discovered 27 new supernova remnants in the center of the Milky Way. Stars that are about eight times the Sun’s mass are subject to explosions that can eject their outer…

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Last Legs

Nov 29, 2019 Editor’s note: The Picture of the Day will be on vacation during the holidays, returning on December 2. Meanwhile, please enjoy these articles from the archive. Electric Universe theory has never required an unseen and undetectable component. Lambda Cold Dark Matter theory (ΛCDM) gets its name from…

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The Mother of Aeneas

Nov 28, 2019 Editor’s note: The Picture of the Day will be on vacation during the holidays, returning on December 2. Meanwhile, please enjoy these articles from the archive. Venus is like other rocky bodies in the Solar System: electrically active. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express is approaching…

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