Before the “Bang” –The Primordial Universe 

Early Universe

 

Fasten your starship seatbelt: although cosmic inflation is well known for resolving some important mysteries about the structure and evolution of the universe, other very different theories can also explain these mysteries. In some of the theories, the state of the universe preceding the Big Bang – the so-called primordial universe – was contracting instead of expanding, and the Big Bang was thus a part of a Big Bounce.

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NASA Probing How Life Began on Earth to Alpha Centauri a Billion Years Older than Our Solar System (The Galaxy Report)

ESO Observatories

 

Today’s stories range from Largest Molecule yet Spotted in a Planet-forming Disc to
Astronomers Discover Mysterious Circular Ring of Intergalactic Origin, and much more. The Galaxy Report” brings you news of space and science that has the capacity to provide clues to the mystery of our existence and adds a much needed cosmic perspective in our current Anthropocene Epoch.

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Extraterrestrial Lighthouses to Harvard’s Avi Loeb & Company On Our Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Image (The Galaxy Report)

ESO Observatories

 

It was an epic week in the Cosmos: today’s stories range from How advanced civilizations could leave us a message of their presence to Time is not part of the fundamental structure of reality to Changes In the physics of the Universe killed off the dinosaurs, and much more. The Galaxy Report” brings you news of space and science that has the capacity to provide clues to the mystery of our existence and adds a much needed cosmic perspective in our current Anthropocene Epoch.

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World’s Astronomers on the Significance of the First Image of Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

Image of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*)

 

Several of the world’s leading astronomers and scientists emailed their thoughts to The Daily Galaxy on the significance of the fist image by the Event Horizon Collaboration of our Galaxy’s supermassive black hole. Their comments validate Albert Einstein’s observation that “the scientific imagination is a preview of coming attractions.”

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Decoding the Mysteries of the Oldest Stars in the Milky Way

 

Old Star

 

“The R-Process Alliance aims to answer the big, unanswered questions related to decoding the mysteries of the oldest stars in the Milky Way–by bringing together an interdisciplinary group of observers, theorists, and experimentalists,” University of Michigan astronomer Ian Roederer wrote in an email to The Daily Galaxy, about  the discovery of a relatively bright star HD 222925. The ancient object is a rare, ninth-magnitude star located toward the southern constellation Tucana, where astronomers have been able to identify the widest range of elements in its photosphere, more than in any star beyond our solar system.

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Live from the Center of Our Galaxy! First Image of Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole (VIDEO)

 

Image of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*)

 

Breaking news: as we predicted, astronomers captured the first image of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy using the powerful plane- wide Event Horizon Telescope. The image, shown above, was released in six simultaneous news conferences in Washington, D.C., and around the globe.

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