“Beyond Comprehension” –‘The Observable Universe Is Only a Tiny Fraction of the Aftermath of the Big Bang’

 

“It boggles the mind that over 90% of the galaxies in the Universe have yet to be studied. Who knows what we will find when we observe these galaxies with the next generation of telescopes,” says astronomer Christopher Conselice, who led the team that discovered that there are ten times more galaxies in the universe than previously thought, and an even wider space to search for extraterrestrial life.

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The Oumuamua Spacecraft Hypothesis –Harvard’s Avi Loeb Responds to the World’s Media

“Only a fraction of the interstellar objects might be technological debris of alien civilizations. But we should examine anything that enters the Solar System from interstellar space in order to infer the true nature of `Oumuamua or other objects of its mysterious population.”

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Giant Elliptical Galaxy Reveals a Secret to the Evolution and Lifespan of Massive Galaxies

 

The huge elliptical galaxy Abell 2597 that lies at the heart of one of the universe’s most massive galaxy clusters has revealed a cosmic secret to the evolution and lifespan of massive galaxies.

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“Full-Blown Incompatibility” –Hubble and Gaia Discoveries Could Point to a New Physics Underlying the Universe

 

“The tension seems to have grown into a full-blown incompatibility between our views of the early and late time universe,” said Nobel Laureate Adam Riess of the Space Telescope Science Institute and Johns Hopkins University. “At this point, clearly it’s not simply some gross error in any one measurement. It’s as though you predicted how tall a child would become from a growth chart and then found the adult he or she became greatly exceeded the prediction. We are very perplexed.”

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“Like A Mini Galaxy-Size Big Bang” –Evolution of Ultramassive Black Holes

 

Galaxies are not necessarily safe from celestial, ultramassive behemoths lurking at their centers. The higher a black hole’s mass, the greater its power. “It would be like a mini, galaxy-sized Big Bang,” says Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, professor in the Department of Physics at Université de Montréal, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics of Black Holes.

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“Ultimate Mystery of the Universe” –Human Consciousness: ‘We’re Like Neanderthals Trying to Understand Astronomy’

 

Without mind, there might as well be nothing. Colin McGinn at the University of Miami, believes that no matter how much scientists study the brain, the mind is fundamentally incapable of comprehending itself. “We’re rather like Neanderthals trying to understand astronomy or Shakespeare,” McGinn said. Human brains suffer from a “cognitive gap” in understanding their own consciousness.”

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