The Galaxy Report –“Extremely Boring Aliens to The Doctor Carl Sagan Warned Us About” (Weekend Feature)

The Galaxy Report

 

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The Galaxy Report –“Phantoms of the Milky Way to Avi Loeb’s Extraterrestrials”

 

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Ripples in Spacetime –“Carry Clues to the Enigma of Our Rapidly Expanding Universe”

Galaxy Clusters

 

Following the inflationary epoch after the singularity of the Big Bang, the universe continued to expand, but at a slower rate. The acceleration of the expansion due to dark energy began after the universe was already over nine billion years old (four billion years ago). The weakest of the Standard Model forces, gravity, may provide the solution to this unsolved enigma –the cosmic elephant in the room–in astronomy.

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Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Elusive Relics of the Big Bang to Revealing the Incomprehensible”

ESO VLT

 

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“Staggering” –The Implications of Infinite Space (2020 Most Viewed)

Multiverse
(For the Holiday Season, from Christmas through the New Year’s Weekend, we’ll post 2020’s most viewed articles as ranked by Google Analytics.)
“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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