“Powering the Universe?” –Relic Light of the Big Bang Reveals an Exotic Unknown Force 

 

Dark Energy

 

Cosmologists speculate based on hints of twisted light that offer clues to an exotic substance called “quintessence”that could be the  unknown force accelerating the expansion of the universe, with implications not only for cosmology, but also for fundamental physics — the standard model of particle physics does not predict its existence.  This hypothetical form of dark energy –a relative of the Higgs Field that permeates the cosmos– could be an exotic unknown form of dark energy distinct  from any form of or normal matter, radiation, or even dark matter. 

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Planet Earth Report –“The Cosmologist Who Dreams of Dark Matter to The Uncharted Pandemic”

Earth from the ISS

 

Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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“Signals from a Prior Universe?”

Multiverse

 

“I believe we exist in a multiverse of universes,” says theoretical physicist, Michio Kaku,“ underscoring the intriguing debate over the past decade among some the planet’s leading cosmologists and physicists, including 2020 Nobel-Prize laureate, Roger Penrose, about signs that a prior universe that may exist in the ancient afterglow from the Big Bang.

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Eerie Implications of Hawking Points –“Corpses of Black Holes from Before the Big Bang”

"Hawking Points" --The Corpses of Black Holes from Before the Big Bang

 

“If space is truly infinite,” observes Dan Hooper, head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, in At the Edge of Time, “the implications are staggering. Within an infinite expanse of space, it would be hard to see any reason why there would not be an infinite number of galaxies, stars, and planets, and even an infinite number of intelligent or conscious beings, scattered throughout this limitless volume. That is the thing about infinity: it takes things that are otherwise very unlikely and makes them all inevitable.”

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“Lost in the Mists of Time” –The First Stars that Ultimately Led to Life in the Universe

"Lost in the Mists of Time" --The First Stars that Ultimately Led to Life in the Universe

 

It has been said that all the light ever radiated by all the stars that ever existed in the history of observable universe –a bubble 14 billion light-years in radius, which represents how far we have been able to see since its beginning– is still with us, filling the universe with a sea of photons, the cosmic fog known as the extragalactic background light –providing as much illumination as a 60-watt bulb seen from 2.5 miles away.

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Planet Earth Report –“The Supermassive-Milky Way Experiment Nobody Thought Would Work to a Prior Universe”

 

Earth from the ISS

 

“Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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