Supermassive Black-Hole Eruptions Occur About Every 10,000 Years 

 

NASA Black Hole Eruption

 

A star that wanders too close to the supermassive black hole in the center of its galaxy will be torn apart by the black hole’s gravity in a violent cataclysm called a tidal disruption event (TDE), producing a bright flare of radiation. A 2018 study led by theoretical astrophysicists at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute and UC Santa Cruz provides a unified model that explains recent observations of these extreme events.

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New Era of Gravitational Wave Detections –“Unveils Secrets of Life and Death of Stars”

 

Merging Black Holes

 

A gravitational wave isn’t a ripple through objects in spacetime; it passes through spacetime itself. Gravitational waves make the Universe itself vibrate, says Brian Clegg, author of Gravitational Waves: How Einstein’s Spacetime Ripples Reveal the Secrets of the Universe.

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Dark-Matter Apocalypse to Standard Model Cannot Predict Why the Universe Exists (Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines)

Milky Way Galaxy

 

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Hunt for Alien Life Top Priority for U.S. Astronomers to Strange Object at Andromeda’s Center (The Galaxy Report) 

 

ESO Observatories Chile

 

The Cosmos yielded another week of  intriguing news from the origins of gravity may explain the existence of dark energy and the accelerating expansion of our Universe to NASA’s 7-step plan to confirm if we’ve actually discovered alien life.
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“The Biological Cosmos”–Complex Carbon Molecules Form Spontaneously in Space

Orion Interstellar Medium

 

What is so special about carbon is that it’s doubtful (although possible) that life could have used something other than carbon. Each carbon atom can form four strong bonds that allow for an extraordinary variety of long-chain molecules, notably proteins, lipids, sugars and DNA, according to evolutionary biologist, Anthony Lane in The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origin of Complex Life. Silicon, for example, can’t manage anything  close to this complexity. 

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The Standard Model – “Cannot Possibly Be Right Because It Cannot Predict Why the Universe Exists”

 

The Universe

 

From the afterglow of the Big Bang to the world’s premier particle accelerators to mystery particles beaming up from the South Pole, physicists are chasing down promising hints of new phenomena that would extend the standard model — a remarkably successful but incomplete physics theory that describes matter and forces.

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