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.”

(more…)

“Beyond Homo Sapiens” –‘A Slightly Different Roll of the Darwinian Dice’ (Weekend Feature)

 

Alien Life

 

“Any extraterrestrial organisms we find will be made of the same atoms we are,” observes Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics, Avi Loeb, about the recent detection of a potential biosignature in the atmosphere of Venus, the nearest planet to Earth where NASA is currently considering sending a spacecraft.

(more…)

“Gateways to Eternity” –Black Hole Discoveries Lead to Three 2020 Nobel Prizes in Physics

 

"Gateways to Eternity" --Black Hole Discoveries Lead to Three 2020 Nobel Prizes in Physics

 

Black holes are “a one-way door out of our universe,” said Event Horizon Telescope director and astronomer Sheperd S. Doeleman of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics about discoveries of the enigmatic cosmic objects that led to three 2020 Noble Prize awards in physics. These “seductive dragon of the universe” described by astronomers as the “gates of hell, the end of spacetime and gateways to eternity” ”after the iconic image of the M87 galaxy supermassive black hole was unveiled in 2019, were first named “black holes” in 1983 by Princeton quantum physicist John Archibald Wheeler.  (more…)

Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“The Redshift Galaxy to Most Extreme Planet in the Universe”

 

ESO VLT

 

(more…)

“Cracks in Spacetime” –Light-Years Long at the Edges of Vast Regions as Big as the Observable Universe

"Cracks in the Cosmos"

 

New findings by NANOGrav, the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves, could become the “discovery of the century” if the data has been generated by a network of giant filaments –cosmic strings–left over from the birth of the universe.

(more…)

Planet Earth Report — “Not a ‘Single Whisper’ of Alien Technology to Physics Needs a New Einstein”

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.

(more…)