The Strangest Phenomena in the Cosmos? –“Dark Energy Objects”

 

M87

 

In 1966, Erast Gliner, a young physicist at the Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in Leningrad, proposed a hypothesis that very large stars should collapse into what could now be called Generic Objects of Dark Energy (GEODEs) that appear to be black holes when viewed from the outside but, unlike black holes, they contain dark energy instead of a singularity.

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The Cosmos –“Is a Conscious Universe”

ESO Observatories

 

The question that intrigued the great American quantum physicist John Archibald Wheeler in the last decades of his life was: “Are life and mind irrelevant to the structure of the universe, or are they central to it?” Wheeler originated the notion of a “participatory,” conscious universe, a cosmos in which all of us are embedded as co-creators, replacing the accepted universe “out there,” which is separate from us.

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“Illusion of Death” –‘In the Quantum Universe We Exist Indefinitely’

 

Lost Hubble Frontier Image

 

The renowned mathematical physicist, Sir Roger Penrose at the University of Oxford and researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich suggest that the physical universe that we live in is only our perception and once our physical bodies die, there is an infinite beyond. Some believe that consciousness travels to parallel universes after death.

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“Powerful Hints” –Quantum Beginning of Spacetime

Big Bang Image

 

 

“We didn’t have birds in the very early universe; we have birds later on. We didn’t have time in the early universe, but we have time later on,” said Stephen Hawking’s colleague, physicist James Hartle, at the University of California, Santa Barbara about what came before the Big Bang.

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“The Biological Cosmos”–Complex Carbon Molecules Form Spontaneously in Space

Orion Interstellar Medium

 

Life (as we know it) is based on carbon-bearing molecules, and a new discovery shows complex carbon molecules can form and survive in the harsh environment of interstellar space. “In some ways, life can be thought of as the ultimate in chemical complexity,” said Martin Cordiner of the Catholic University of America about NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope confirmation of the presence of electrically-charged molecules in space, pointing toward a strong likelihood for other extremely complex, carbon-bearing molecules arising spontaneously in space.

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“A Fractured Cosmos?” –Was a Cosmic String Detected at Milky Way’s Black Hole

Cosmic String Filament

 

An unknown object, perhaps a cosmic string, was detected at the Milky Way’s galactic center in 2016 that could have profound implications for understanding gravity, space-time and the universe itself. Cosmic strings, galaxy-sized filaments of raw energy, may be threaded through spacetime, according to some theories. At the Big Bang, our universe exploded into being, expanded at a fantastic speed and cooled, perhaps cracking the fabric of the universe with hairline fractures.

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