The Galaxy Report –“2019 Nobel Prize Astronomer ‘Aliens Detected Within 30 Years’ to Milky Way Mystery”

 

ESO Observatories Chile

 

“The Galaxy Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our knowledge of our Galaxy and beyond.

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“Fuzzy” —The Dark Matter Backbone of the Universe

Fuzzy Dark Matter

 

“The first galaxies in the early universe may illuminate what type of dark matter we have today,” says Mark Vogelsberger, associate professor of physics in MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. “Either we see this filament pattern, and fuzzy dark matter is plausible, or we don’t, and we can rule that model out. We now have a blueprint for how to do this.”

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Last Weeks’ Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Dark Matter Older than Big Bang to the Venus Zone”

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“The Amazing Higgs”–Portal to the Dark World to Ridding the Universe of Antimatter

Dark matter

 

The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 has proved to be a source of rich speculation for particle physicists, from this week’s announcement that researchers propose that it is possible that three types of very high-energy Higgs Bosons, dubbed the “Higgs Troika,” may have played a role in ridding the infant universe of most of its antimatter to the proposal this past April that the Higgs is a gateway to the dark world.

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“Dark Matter Particles as Big as a Galaxy”

 

Hubble Image Dark Matter

 

“At first, we thought it was absurd,” said theoretical physicist Asimina Arvanitaki, at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, who proposes that black holes can be thought of as nature’s particle accelerators, and how we may be able to discover new particles through detection of the gravitational waves black holes create. “I’m not surprised. How else could you respond to the idea that black holes generate swirling clouds of planet-sized particles that could be the dark matter thought to hold galaxies together? We tend to think about particles as being tiny but, theoretically, there is no reason they can’t be as big as a galaxy.”

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“Abodes of Advanced Life?” –Oldest Objects in the Universe Orbiting the Milky Way

Globular Cluster

 

Globular clusters,  of which seem to have formed together with the Milky Way, among the oldest objects in the universe, provide astronomers with natural laboratories for the study of stellar evolution processes and, perhaps, some speculate, may harbor advanced extraterrestrial life. An international group of astronomers using the Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) and Keck Observatory, has zoomed in on a satellite globular cluster, Laevens 3, one of 160 known to orbit the Milky Way in its galactic outer halo.

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