Deep in the Dark

Dec 17, 2019 The Universe keeps getting bigger. A recent press release announced that astronomers, combining data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope, found a galaxy they believe is 13.3 billion light-years from Earth, making it the most distant object ever detected. According to the report,…

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Electrical Dynamism

Dec 12, 2019 More Cassini data analysis. Saturn’s magnetosphere is an electrical environment, causing dark-mode plasma discharges and lightning bolts that flash across the ring plane. As previously written, when Cassini entered orbit around the giant planet, mission specialists were shocked to discover lightning of immense power, up to a million times more powerful than anything…

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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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Bigger

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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