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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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“Phantoms of the Milky Way” –Detected in Absolute Stillness of Our Solar System’s Center of Gravity (2020 Most Viewed)

 

Black Hole

 

(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.)

“Using the pulsars we observe across the Milky Way galaxy, we are trying to be like a spider sitting in stillness in the middle of her web,” says Vanderbilt’s Stephen Taylor, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and former astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) about the location of absolute stillness in our solar system, the center of gravity with which to measure the gravitational waves that signal the existence of the invisible paradoxes we call black holes, which have no memory, and contain the earliest memories of the universe.

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Planet Earth Report –“Stephen Hawking’s ‘Nightmare’ to New Frontier in Search for Alien Life”

 

Earth fromSpace

 

“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.

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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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Happy New Year–Our Best Wishes for 2021!

Galaxy NGC4258

 

A fitting finale for 2020…this galactic fireworks display involves a supermassive black hole, enormous shock waves and vast reservoirs of gas, taking place in spiral galaxy NGC 4258, which is famous for its two extra spiral arms that glow in X-ray, optical and radio light, say NASA astronomers. “These anomalous arms are not aligned with the plane of the galaxy, but instead intersect with it.”

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“The Invisible Universe” –A Primordial ‘Magnetic Soul’ Pervades the Cosmos (2020 Most Viewed)

Magnetic Field of the Universe

 

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

The world’s astronomers are increasingly probing the mystery of where the enormous magnetic fields that permeate our universe come from –from Earth to Mars to the Milky Way to intergalactic voids and beyond to the darkest, most remote regions of the cosmos.

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“Artificial Intelligence of the Future Could Reveal the Incomprehensible” (2020 Most Viewed)

Advanced extraterrestrial civilization

 

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

The research study of Spanish clinical neuropsychologist Gabriel G. De la Torre, Does artificial intelligence dream of non-terrestrial techno-signatures?,  suggests that one of the “potential applications of artificial intelligence is not only to assist in big data analysis but to help to discern possible artificiality or oddities in patterns of either radio signals, megastructures or techno-signatures in general.”

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The Galaxy Report

 

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