Jupiter’s Swirling Great Red Spot — “300 Kilometer-Deep Storm Larger Than Earth”

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The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a 150-year-old storm larger than Earth, but just how deep into the planet does it go? 


“Dark-Matter Fingerprints” in Colliding Galaxies Point To Missing Matter of the Universe

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“One way to understand why the dark matter is lagging behind the luminous matter is that the dark matter particles actually have finite size, they scatter against each other, so when they want to move toward the rest of the system they get pushed back,” said UC Berkeley theoretical physicist Hitoshi Murayama, a professor of physics and director of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) in Japan. “This would explain the observation. That is the kind of thing predicted by my theory of dark matter being a bound state of new kind of quarks.”



Gravitational Waves –“May Prove That Black Holes Existed Before Birth of Stars in the Early Universe”




"We know very well that black holes can be formed by the collapse of large stars, or as we have seen recently, the merger of two neutron stars," said Savvas Koushiappas, an associate professor of physics at Brown University and coauthor of the study with Avi Loeb from Harvard University. "But it's been hypothesized that there could be black holes that formed in the very early universe before stars existed at all. That's what we're addressing with this work."


“Vestiges Exist of a Universe Prior to the Big Bang” –Physicists See a Starkly Different Beginning to the Cosmos


"Eliminating the singularity or Big Bang brings back the bouncing Universe on to the theoretical stage of cosmology. The absence of a singularity at the start of spacetime opens up the possibility that vestiges of a previous contraction phase may have withstood the phase change and may still be with us in the ongoing expansion of the Universe," said Brazilian physicist Juliano Cesar Silva Neves.



The Alien Observatory –“An Indigenous Technological Species Could Have Arisen in the Solar System Before Earth-Bound Life” (WATCH Video)



“As we improve our understanding of ancient Earth and the history of our solar system, perhaps we may someday uncover evidence that suggests the activity of another technological civilization right here in our neighborhood,” said Andrew Siemion, the director of Berkeley’s SETI Research Center.



Alien Object from a Distant Star System Invades Our Solar System –“Like Nothing We’ve Ever Seen”




"What a fascinating discovery this is!" said Paul Chodas, manager of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "It's a strange visitor from a faraway star system, shaped like nothing we've ever seen in our own solar system neighborhood."