Tagged: universe

What will happen if you travel at light speed? [Interlude]

What will happen if you travel at light speed? [Interlude]

Going at light speed is impossible. Speed is thrilling to human beings – there’s no denying. This has been the case ever since the wheel was invented and speed was no longer determined by the strength...

The (Cosmological) Axis of Evil

The (Cosmological) Axis of Evil

We orbit a typical star, in a typical spiral galaxy, in a typical branch of a typical supercluster. Our planet and its evolutionary leap to intelligent beings could’ve occurred in any old spot around...

Watch This Guy Build a Massive Solar System in the Desert | Short Film Showcase

Watch This Guy Build a Massive Solar System in the Desert | Short Film Showcase

The vastness of space is almost too mind-boggling for the human brain to comprehend. In order to accurately illustrate our place in the universe, one group of friends decided to build the first scale...

This Is Why Sending Messages to Aliens Might Be a Good Idea

This Is Why Sending Messages to Aliens Might Be a Good Idea

With SETI — the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence — we use radio telescopes to search for signals from alien civilizations. This is a relatively passive system, where we sit back and listen for...

“Weird World of Neutron Stars” –Astronomers Decode Exotic States of Matter Unlike Anything in the Universe

“Weird World of Neutron Stars” –Astronomers Decode Exotic States of Matter Unlike Anything in the Universe

Now that scientists can detect the wiggly distortions in space-time created by the merger of massive black holes, they are setting their sights on the dynamics and aftermath of other cosmic duos that unify...

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 Speed of Light is NOT About Light | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

The Speed of Light is NOT About Light | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

The speed of light is often cited as the fastest anything can travel in our universe. While this might be true, the speed of light is the EFFECT and not the CAUSE of this...

I’m a Physicist At CERN We’ve Done Something We Shouldn’t Have Done part one

I’m a Physicist At CERN We’ve Done Something We Shouldn’t Have Done part one

What is going on at CERN?  We don’t think this is real, but we decided to leave it up to you.  The story written from a 3rd person perspective is very deep and detailed...