“Ivy League X Files” –Two New Advanced-Alien-Life Theories

ESO Chile

 

Two mind-boggling conjectures about the existence of advanced alien civilizations have been made by Harvard’s chief astronomer and the director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center.

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“The Phantom Universe” –There’s a New ‘Unknown’ Messing with the Cosmos

NASA Dark Energy

 

There’s a crisis brewing in the cosmos. Measurements over the past few years of the distances and velocities of faraway galaxies don’t agree with the increasingly controversial “standard model” of the cosmos that has prevailed for the past two decades. Astronomers think that a 9 percent discrepancy in the value of a long-sought number called the Hubble Constant, which describes how fast the universe is expanding, might be revealing something new and astounding about the universe.

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Incredibly Weird Dark Energy –“Its Source Unknown, Location Unknown, Physics Unknown”

 

Dark Energy

 

“Dark energy is incredibly strange, but actually it makes sense to me that it went unnoticed,” said Noble Prize winning physicist Adam Riess in an interview. “I have absolutely no clue what dark energy is. Dark energy appears strong enough to push the entire universe – yet its source is unknown, its location is unknown and its physics are highly speculative.”

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Dark Energy –“New Exotic Matter or ET Force Field?” (Weekend Feature)

Dark Energy Hubble

 

“The discovery of dark energy has greatly changed how we think about the laws of nature,” said Edward Witten, creator of string theory and one of the world’s leading theoretical physicist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. who has been compared to Newton and Einstein.

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“The Bubble Universe” –A New Model of the Cosmos

 

Bubble Universe

 

As Peter Woit, a theoretical mathematician at Columbia University says, string theory “is not even wrong” because it is not falsifiable –a basic tenet of all science theory. Now, Uppsala University researchers have devised yet another “new model” for the universe based on string theory – one with the added bonus they propose may solve the enigma of dark energy.

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