One Second After the Big Bang -Did a Violent Phase Transition in the Dark Universe Create Supermassive Black Holes?

 

Phase Transition Explosion

Such a phase transition would be a dramatic event, even for something as spectacular as the universe.

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Will Gravitational Wave Detectors in Space Discover New Force Fields in the Universe?

Gravitational Waves

 

New research has shown that future gravitational wave detections from space will be capable of finding new fundamental fields and potentially shed new light on unexplained aspects of the Universe. There are four known fundamental interactions or forces in the Universe: gravitation, electromagnetism, the weak interaction, and the strong interaction. (more…)

Dark-Matter Asteroids  – “Trillions of Trillions May Exist in the Milky Way”

Dark Matter Asteroids

 

“Dark matter holds the key to understanding the universe,” says astrophysicist Paul Davies. The mysterious dark matter particles compose 80% of the matter in the Universe, and they have been described as ranging from planet-sized particles to dark-matter life.

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Extraterrestrial Contact Paradox to Antimatter Stars of the Milky Way (The Galaxy Report)

ESO Observatories

 

Our Universe provided some fascinating news stories over the past few days, ranging from Antimatter Stars of the Milky Way to Can Early Dark Energy Save the Universe to Our Weird Solar System.

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Before the Big Bang to the Search for Life Not as We Know It (The Galaxy Report-Weekend Feature)

 

ESO Observatories

 

This week’s report from the Cosmos brings amazing stories ranging from What Existed Before the Big Bang to Forms of Consciousness We Can’t Recognize to World’s Scientists Share Their Expectations for the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Astronomers Probe the Dark-Matter Backbone of the Universe

fuzzy dark matter backbone

 

“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 about one of the great mysteries of modern physics. “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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