Tagged: galaxy

2 Monster Black Holes Spotted at Galaxy’s Heart

2 Monster Black Holes Spotted at Galaxy’s Heart

These two supermassive black holes are separated by less than 1 light-year and together harbor about 40 million times the mass of the sun, researchers said. If it holds up, the find would be just the...

“Andromeda Once Flew Past Our Milky Way Galaxy At Close Range” –New Discovery Upends Einstein’s Theory of Gravity

“Andromeda Once Flew Past Our Milky Way Galaxy At Close Range” –New Discovery Upends Einstein’s Theory of Gravity

“If Einstein’s gravity were correct, our galaxy would never come close enough to Andromeda to scatter anything that fast,” said Hongsheng Zhao, Reader in the School of Physics and Astronomy. If true, the discovery...

“Super-Hero Alien Hunter”–China Offering $1 Million for Western Chief Scientist to Run Its New FAST Radio Telescope

“Super-Hero Alien Hunter”–China Offering $1 Million for Western Chief Scientist to Run Its New FAST Radio Telescope

With a dish the size of 30 football fields, China’s new FAST radio telescope, which measures 500 meters in diameter, dwarfs Puerto Rico’s 300-meter Arecibo Observatory. Having the world’s largest and most powerful new...

Does Dark Energy Exist?

Does Dark Energy Exist?

Before I talk about dark energy and why that’s an even bigger deal, I need to clarify what we mean by the word “expanding.”  The actual observation that you can do in the comfort...

The Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox

Where is everybody? Welcome to the Fermi Paradox.  It gets stranger. Our sun is relatively young in the lifespan of the universe. There are far older stars with far older Earth-like planets, which should...

Why Is the Speed of Light So Slow?

Why Is the Speed of Light So Slow?

In 2015, a team of Scottish scientists announced they had found a way to slow the speed of light. By sending photons through a special mask, the researchers altered their shape. In this malformed state, these...

How Old is the Universe?

How Old is the Universe?

The universe cannot be younger than the objects contained inside of it. By determining the ages of the oldest stars, scientists are able to put a limit on the age. The life cycle of a...