“Dark Hearts of the Cosmos” –Dazzling New Mergers of Black Holes and Neutron Stars Announced

 

Black Holes in Globular Clusters

 

Gravitational-wave researchers increasingly think that globular clusters, dazzling, celestial “snow globes” populated with hundreds of thousands of closely packed stars, harbor dark “hearts,” loaded with dozens to even hundreds of black holes–by far the greatest concentration of these exotic objects found anywhere in the universe.

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Age of the Cosmos? –“Our Understanding of the Universe is Somehow Wrong — Perhaps Fundamentally So”

 

 

The single most important puzzle in today’s cosmology  can be summarized in one question: How old is the universe? For nearly a century — since the discoveries by Einstein, Hubble, LeMaitre and others led to the big bang model of creation — we have known the answer. It is about 13.8 billion years old (using current data).

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“Black Holes Don’t Exist” –‘Ripples of Space-time Were Created by Wormholes (Today’s Most Popular)

 

The confirmation of echoes in the LIGO or Virgo signals would be a practically irrefutable proof that astrophysical black holes don’t exist. Time will tell if these wormhole echoes exist or not. “If the result were positive, it would be one of the greatest discoveries in the history of physics,” said Pablo Bueno with KU Leuven University (Belgium).

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Astronomers Detect an Illusion From a Neutron Star Merger “Four Times the Speed of Light”

 

 

“We measured an apparent motion that is four times faster than light. That illusion, called superluminal motion, results when the jet is pointed nearly toward Earth and the material in the jet is moving close to the speed of light,” said Kunal Mooley, of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Caltech.

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“Deep Space of the Cosmos” –There’s a Mysterious Energy Latent In It Which Can Tell Us About Our Fate 

“Empty space seems to be nothing to us. By analogy, water may seem to be nothing to a fish – it’s what’s left when you take away all the other things floating in the sea. Likewise, empty space is conjectured to be quite complicated,” Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge.

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