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Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Beyond the Cosmos to Unknown Forces of the Dark Universe”

The Alien Observatory --"First 'Biological' Exoplanet -A Pale Blue Dot- Observed"

 

 

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“Artificial Intelligence is Billions of Years Old”

 

Alien Artificial Intelligence

 

While the scientific community debates Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb’s bold conjecture that our solar system has been visited by an advanced extraterrestrial civilization, philosopher Susan Schneider, who holds the Baruch Blumberg Chair, Library of Congress and NASA,  preemptively upped the ante, suggesting that artificial intelligence exists out in the Universe, and it’s billions of years old. (more…)

“Gargantua” –The Object That Could Swallow Our Solar System

M87 Black Hole

 

“Researchers argue that it’s of utmost importance to unravel the nature of black holes, lest we someday begin to worship them,” said Harvard astrophysicist, Eric Chaisson. In  April 2019 an event took place that was as epic as the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, and may make Chaisson’s warning seem prescient.

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The Shape-Shifting Cosmos –“Huge Clue to the Nature of the Ultimate Truth”

Strange Signal from the Milky Way

 

“Paleontologists infer the existence of dinosaurs to give a rational accounting of strange patterns of bones. We look at patterns in space today, and we infer a cosmological history in order to explain them,” said Nima Arkani-Hamed, a physicist and cosmologist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, who looks at the hidden patterns exposed by the fundamental symmetries of the universe and suggests a new mathematical framework for explaining them.

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Planet Earth Report –“The Black Hole at the Edge of Our Solar System to Blocking the Sun to Save Earth”

 

Earth from Space

 

“Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalist about the discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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“It’s Just Weird” –Andromeda’s Ring of Dwarf Galaxies Suggests We’re Missing Something

Andromeda Galaxy

 

A string of 13 dwarf galaxies have been found in orbit around the massive galaxy Andromeda, spread across a flat plane more than one million light years wide and only 30,000 light years thick. They appear to be moving in synchronicity with each other. The discovery suggests that conventional ideas regarding the formation of galaxies are missing something fundamental.

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“Is There Life There, HAL?” –In a Visionary Step, NASA Plans to Install Artificial Intelligence Systems on Probes of Distant Planets

ExoMars Landing Map

 

In Space Odyssey 2001, HAL 9000, the Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic Computer, consigned the crew commander to his death by refusing to open the pod bay doors. Leaping forward to June, 2020, NASA announced a visionary step: that intelligent computer systems will be installed on space probes to direct the search for life on distant planets and moons. The AI program will start with the 2022/23 ESA ExoMars mission before moving beyond to moons such as Jupiter’s Europa and of Saturn’s Enceladus and Titan.

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“Truly Incredible” –Our 95% Dark Universe May Be Powered by Unknown Magnetic Forces

Dark Energy

 

“Honestly, our discovery may just be a coincidence. But if it isn’t, it is truly incredible. It would change our understanding of the universe’s composition and why it is expanding at an ever-increasing rate,” says Steen Harle Hansen, an associate professor at the Niels Bohr Institute’s DARK Cosmology Centre, who created a new computer model that replaces dark energy–the mysterious, elusive phenomena that pushes the cosmos to expand so rapidly and which is estimated to account for 70% of the contents of the universe – with a model that combines with dark matter in the form of magnetic forces. 

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