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Astronomers discover largest known spinning structures in the universe

Celestial bodies often spin, from planets to stars to galaxies. However, enormous clusters of galaxies frequently spin very slowly, if at all, and many researchers felt that was where spinning may end on cosmic scales, according to study co-author Noam Libeskind, a cosmologist at Germany’s Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam. But in the new research, […]

Fireball meteorite offers clues to origins of life

According to a new paper, a meteorite that crashed in Michigan in 2018 contained organic matter. The findings support the panspermia theory and could explain the origins of life on Earth. The organic components of the meteorite were exceptionally well preserved. Another surprise awaited a meteorite that blasted through the night sky above Michigan and […]

The Beginning to the End of the Universe: The mystery of dark energy

Astronomers have known for nearly a century that the cosmos is expanding. Space-time is expanding out over billions of light-years, separating the galaxies within it like raisins in a rising loaf of bread. This continuous expansion, along with the universe’s will to collapse under its own gravity, means there are two basic options for how […]

Is the Earth’s “heartbeat” of 7.83 Hz influencing human behavior?

The Schumann Resonances are a series of frequencies created by electromagnetic waves in the lower ionosphere of the Earth. Thunderstorm and lightning frequencies range from 7.83 Hz, known as the Earth’s “heartbeat,” to 33.8 Hz. The Schumann Resonance has been studied for its impact on both the planet and humanity. Flashes of lightning that strike […]

New Tests Suggest a Fundamental Constant of Physics Isn’t The Same Across The Universe

According to measurements taken from a quasar 13 billion light-years away, scientists have discovered evidence that a fundamental scientific constant used to measure electromagnetism between charged particles can in reality be relatively inconstant. Along with gravity, the weak nuclear force, and the strong nuclear force, electromagnetism is one of the four fundamental forces that hold […]

Milky Way’s shredded companion provides clues about dark matter

The Milky Way hasn’t been kind to the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. The gravity of the Milky Way has shredded and stretched the clump of stars 70,000 light-years away into a filamentous stream. Scientists have now carefully mapped Sagittarius, and they’ve used that map to offer a long-awaited picture of the mysterious dark matter halo in […]