New data from the NASA’s Fermi Space Telescope show that the center of our galaxy produces far greater amounts of high gamma ray energy, the origin of which can probably be explained by recourse to the mysterious dark matter.
A team of scientists led by astrophysicist Dan Hooper of the U.S. Fermi National Laboratory (Fermilab) said that the new study of gamma radiation in the galactic center is the strongest evidence that at least a part of this powerful energy emission comes from the invisible dark matter. This unknown substance that makes up Continue reading →
Scientists from the University of Western Australia led by Mehmet Alpaslan discovered that galaxies, which can be occasionally found in the huge empty regions of the universe that lie between the main galaxy clusters, are not scattered in this “desert” chaotically, but rather are aligned into relatively short strings.
According to modern views, the universe is full of large clusters of galaxies, which are embedded in an intricate network of even greater clusters and nodes connected by thin galactic “threads”. This structure is sometimes called a cosmic web, between the cells of which, as commonly believed, there is emptiness.
Of course, even in such regions there are galaxies, but they are few, as astronomers believe, one or two, unlike the hundreds of galaxies in large clusters.
Any arguments on the subject of extraterrestrial intelligence have always triggered a lot of assumptive statements. Whether they exist. Whether they are advanced. Whether they are intelligent. Whether they have reached the stage of civilization and technological progress. Whether they have been developing in the same way as we do on Earth … One way or another, our planet gives us the only known example of existence of life so far, and having no precise data about other life forms, we can only speculate about extraterrestrial life.
But if we rely on all of these assumptions, and accept that extraterrestrial life exists in Continue reading →
The universe is mysterious, and the more science learns about it, the more amazing it seems to be. When looking at all the theories presented here, reader can simply burst into laughter. But what could be more bizarre than something already known to us?
1. Everything we are surrounded by is the “The Matrix”
Many saw the film where the main character (Keanu Reeves) learns with astonishment that the world around him, “The Matrix”, is something resembling a ghetto created for people by computer intelligence. This is, of course, science fiction, but there are scientists who are ready to take this idea seriously.
Nick Bostrom, a British philosopher, has suggested that our whole life is a very complicated game, just like the popular The Sims game: the development of the video game industry could enable us to construct our own world realities, and everyone will live forever in this isolated virtual reality. If this happens, there is a possibility that our world is built based on Continue reading →
Outer space is full of mysterious and scary phenomena, from stars that suck the life out of their own kind to giant black holes which are billions times larger and more massive than our Sun. Below are the most frightening things that exist in outer space.
The ghost planet
Many astronomers say that the giant planet Fomalhaut Bhas sank into oblivion, but it seems to have recently resurfaced.
Back in 2008, the astronomers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and announced the discovery of a giant planet that orbits a very bright star Fomalhaut, which is only 25 light years far from Earth. Some other researchers questioned this finding later, claiming that the scientists actually found Continue reading →
Is it possible to get to extrasolar planetary systems faster than the speed of light? Harold White claims that it is. With his team at NASA, he manufactures a superluminal engine for interstellar travel. For example, such a vessel would arrive in just 2 weeks to the system of Alpha Centauri, which is 4 light years from the Sun.
White’s research is an effort to continue and expand the idea of the Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre, which had caused heated debates in the scientific world in 1994. The scientist suggested that the space should “shrink” in front of the spacecraft and expand behind it. The spaceship should behave as if placed inside a “bubble” of the deformed space and Continue reading →
Earth is constantly changing. The future of our planet is going to be more than interesting, but also full of chaos. The following list shows the top ten events that are likely to happen to the Earth in the distant future.
1. New ocean (10 million years)
The Afar depression is one of the hottest places on Earth, where the surface is only 20 km away from a boiling hot magma, and the ground is slowly thinning due to tectonic movements. In 10 million years from now, when the geological activity ceases, Continue reading →
The space telescope “Kepler” has found more than 500 million planets in our galaxy suitable for life. In this connection, the astronomers and mathematicians insist that only in our galaxy there must be thousands, if not tens of thousands of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations.Continue reading →
Lately many talk of what might happen in 2012, presenting and discussing different scenarios. Few are those who say that something good is going to happen. And of course many are those who say that absolutely nothing will happen.
Some describe the end of the world with all the disasters the human mind can imagine. Others say about the coming of Christ (!), others – about the coming of the Antichrist. Some say that evil aliens are coming to invade the Earth and we must find a way to stop them. Others wait for an asteroid to fall on our heads. Some expect for good aliens to rid us of evil humans… Continue reading →
A research team led by scientists from the University of Amsterdam has observed an impressive cosmic phenomenon. Using the VLT telescope located in Chile, researchers have studied dozens of O-type stars which are located in various stellar clusters in our galaxy. During one of their observations, the scientists identified a binary system in which an O-type star accepted the attack of its neighbor star which literally “sucked” its matter! The experts have called such stars “vampires”. Continue reading →