“It’s an Illusion” –Death in the Quantum Universe


Quantum Universe


The physical universe that we live in is only our perception. Once our physical bodies die, there is an infinite beyond, according to scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich. Some believe that consciousness travels to parallel universes after death. “Our body dies, but the spiritual quantum field continues. In this way,” they suggest, “we are immortal.”


“Phantom Relic From The Big Bang at Milky Way’s Black Hole” (Weekend Feature)

Cosmic String


The sublime beauty and the danger of physics is that sometimes things exist that we can never see. Which led scientists to ask: Was an unknown object, perhaps a cosmic string, weird one-dimensional defects in space-time that should be out there, somewhere, detected at the Milky Way’s galactic center in 2016? If yes, it could have profound implications for understanding gravity, space-time and the universe itself.


“Going Beyond” –NASA Names Hubble Successor After Its First Chief Astronomer Nancy Grace Roman


WFIRST Telescope


“I wondered had I really oversold the Hubble. I have to admit that, since, I have been convinced that I didn’t,” said Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first Chief Astronomer. Today, NASA announced that it is naming its next-generation ‘dark-energy’ space telescope, Hubble’s successor, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in her honor.


“It’s 50/50” –Odds of Complex Life Evolving on Alien Worlds

Advanced Extraterrestrial life


Despite knowing from the geological record that the first multicellular organism, which eventually led to today’s technological civilization, took approximately 4 billion years, scientists still do not understand how life occurred, which has important implications for the likelihood of finding life elsewhere in the universe. “The odds that higher life forms might have emerged through evolutionary processes is comparable with the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junk yard might assemble a Boeing 747,” said British astrophysicist Fred Hoyle.


Planet Earth Report –“Mount St. Helens’ Weird Eruption to ‘Space Cow’ the Birth of a Black Hole”

Earth from Space


“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.


Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Search for Techno Artifacts to The ‘X’ Galaxy Phenomenon”


ESO Headquarters Chile