Archive for the ‘cosmology’ category

Jul 28, 2015

How to Use a Black Hole’s Spin to Harvest Energy

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A black hole isn’t the energy sink you might think it is. By hurling matter towards a black hole, it might be possible to get energy out of it. Learn how a spinning black hole could be an energy turbine for an entire civilization.

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Jul 28, 2015

Astronomers Discover a New Class of Freakishly Dense, Compact Galaxies

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Imagine what our night sky would look like if its stellar density was a million times greater than it is now. Remarkably, such places actually exist: They’re called “Ultracompact Dwarfs,” and astronomers are calling them an entirely new kind of galaxy.

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Jul 27, 2015

Here’s the only way to destroy a black hole

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You can’t defy the laws of physics.

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Jul 24, 2015

China is Building an Absolutely Massive Radio Telescope

Posted by in categories: alien life, cosmology

Construction is well underway on what will become the world’s largest radio telescope. Once complete, the half-kilometer-wide dish will explore the origins of the Universe and scour the skies for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Jul 8, 2015

Using the gravity of the universe to peer into a black hole

Posted by in categories: cosmology, space

Researchers at the European Space Agency harness the natural lensing properties of cosmic gravity to get a closer look at a black hole.

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Jul 7, 2015

Hidden supermassive black holes revealed

Posted by in categories: cosmology, futurism, space

An artist’s illustration of a signs of a supermassive black hole actively feasting on its surroundings. The central black hole is hidden from direct view by a thick layer of encircling gas and dust. (credit: NASA/ESA)

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Jul 6, 2015

Evolutionary Biologist Suggests Aliens Look Like Us

Posted by in categories: alien life, astronomy, cosmology, evolution, first contact, space

According to the reputable Australian astro-enthusiast journal, SkyNews, a leading biologist says that it is surprising we have not already discovered extra-terrestrials that look like us — given the growing number of Earth-like planets now discovered by astronomers.

Simon Conway Morris, an evolutionary biologist suggests that aliens resembling humans must have evolved on other planets. He bases the claim on evidence that different species will independently develop similar features which means that life similar to that on Earth would also develop on equivalent planets.

The theory, known as convergence, says evolution is a predictable process which follows a rigid set of rules. Read the full story at Skynews

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Jul 6, 2015

Does a Multiverse Fermi Paradox Disprove the Multiverse?

Posted by in categories: cosmology, existential risks

This is quite the interesting article, but the sheer number of unknowns that surround the Fermi Paradox, without even taking into consideration all the hypotheticals of a potential multiverse, pretty much render the whole thing scientifically pointless.

That said, Philosophically speaking, it’s priceless.

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Jun 30, 2015

A nearby black hole just erupted for the first time in 26 years and scientists are ecstatic

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Lurking 8,000 light years from Earth is a black hole 12 times more massive than our sun. It’s…

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Jun 24, 2015

Dwarf Galaxies Loom Large in Quest for Dark Matter

Posted by in categories: anti-gravity, astronomy, cosmology, energy, general relativity, particle physics, space


“In its inaugural year of observations, the Dark Energy Survey has already turned up at least eight objects that look to be new satellite dwarf galaxies of the Milky Way.”

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