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 →
Science in 2013 played a more important role than ever. At the same time, many intriguing discoveries were made. Here is a list of five major scientific discoveries according to the magazine National Geographic.
1. Space has become more ‘crowded’
In 2013 researchers from California Institute of Technology suggested that there are no less than 100 billion exoplanets in the orbits the Milky Way’s stars.
Obviously, not all of them are suitable for living. The November report from NASA Keck Observatory suggests that one out of five stars may have Earth-like planets in their habitable zone. More recent climate studies of habitable zones claim that this probability may be too high although there are still a very large number of potentially habitable planets. Continue reading →
What kind of creatures might live on other planets? Are they similar to human life or do they have quite different, unexpected forms?
Learning more and more about our universe, scientists begin to speculate about what the aliens from outer space might look like. Here are some of the theories put forward by researchers about a possible look of the extraterrestrial creatures.
1. Huge jellyfish
British researcher Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, believes that aliens may be marine animals that use light pulses to communicate with each other.
Their body extends from the sunlight, and they are covered with a metal surface for the absorption of light. For growth and reproduction, they absorb chemicals from the atmosphere. Lenses help them explore their surroundings. The lower part of their body is colored orange for masking, and special bags allow them to flow in the air.
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 →
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 →
If the diameter of the planet was 16,000 km, its mass would be 8 times as big, and the force of gravity would increase twice. All the existing plants and animals would have died under the weight of their body weight, and new species would emerge. 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 →
The Milky Way and nearby Andromeda galaxy are on a course of frontal collision that will take place in four billion years, according to U.S. scientists who made this announcement after a systematic research using the Hubble telescope.
The fact that the two galaxies were in the path that brought them together has been known for decades but there was not enough information on the time and the type of collision. Now it becomes known that Continue reading →
Perhaps, the intelligent life is in its very young stage in the Universe scale. 200 billion galaxies show a potential to continue their existence for hundreds of billions of years or even more.
Since the planets and the life are so new in our Universe, says Dimitar Sasselov from Harvard in his book The Life of the Super-Earths, perhaps, “the human race did not take long to come to the fore. We may be among the first advanced civilizations.” Continue reading →