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Disturbance in the ‘force’: Did passing galaxy cause ‘Polar Ring’ NGC 660’s shape?

Disturbance in the ‘force’: Did passing galaxy cause ‘Polar Ring’ NGC 660’s shape?

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION / CHART32 Team, Processing – Johannes Schedler] Over 40 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660’s peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy. A rare galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting […]

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The magnificent Horsehead Nebula with a hat tip to the 23-year-old Hubble Space Telescope

The magnificent Horsehead Nebula with a hat tip to the 23-year-old Hubble Space Telescope

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) While drifting through the cosmos, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud became sculpted by stellar winds and radiation to assume a recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is embedded in the vast and complex Orion Nebula (M42). A potentially rewarding […]

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String theory physicist: ‘We are reading the mind of God’

String theory physicist: ‘We are reading the mind of God’

By Michio Kaku As you know, I work in something called String Theory which makes the statement that we are reading the mind of God. It’s based on music or little vibrating strings thus giving us particles that we see in nature. The laws of chemistry that we struggled with in high school would be […]

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Phenomenal view through a gravitational lens of a galaxy cluster

Phenomenal view through a gravitational lens of a galaxy cluster

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, NASA, ESA, H. Lee & H. Ford (Johns Hopkins U.)] Many of the brightest blue images are of a single, unusual, beaded, blue, ring-like galaxy which just happens to line-up behind a giant cluster of galaxies. Cluster galaxies here typically appear yellow and — together with the cluster’s dark […]

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M1: The Crab Nebula — All that remains of an exploding star seen by astronomers in 1054

M1: The Crab Nebula — All that remains of an exploding star seen by astronomers in 1054

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Credit:Martin Pugh] The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messier’s famous 18th century list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, debris from the death explosion of a massive star, witnessed by astronomers […]

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Where are all those high energy positrons coming from?

Where are all those high energy positrons coming from?

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Ron Garan, STS-134 Crew, Expedition 28 Crew, NASA] Where did all these high energy positrons come from? The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) onboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been meticulously recording how often it is struck by both high energy electrons and positrons since 2011. After accumulating years […]

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Scientist: Quantum theory proves death is only a figment of our consciousness conditioning

Scientist: Quantum theory proves death is only a figment of our consciousness conditioning

Most scientists would probably say that the concept of an afterlife is either nonsense, or at the very least unprovable. Yet one expert claims he has evidence to confirm an existence beyond the grave – and it lies in quantum physics. Professor Robert Lanza claims the theory of biocentrism teaches that death as we know […]

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Solar spectrum shifted from absorption to emission during eclipse

Solar spectrum shifted from absorption to emission during eclipse

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION / Constantine Emmanouilidi] In a flash, the visible spectrum of the Sun changed from absorption to emission on November 3rd, during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse. [Normally a spectrum of the sun will show dark lines where where wavelengths of energy for elements have been absorbed […]

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UFOs no mystery to Bowie: Simply a ‘quantum topological doorway into dimensions beyond our own’

UFOs no mystery to Bowie: Simply a ‘quantum topological doorway into dimensions beyond our own’

Singer David Bowie is well known for the allusions to his extra-planetary experiences throughout his career. After the release of his newest album, The Next Day, which was recorded largely in secret over the last two years, the singer’s fans have been reminded somewhat of the esoteric facets of this famous and, at times, odd […]

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‘God particle’: Scientists ‘confident’ they know how Big Bang caused matter

‘God particle’: Scientists ‘confident’ they know how Big Bang caused matter

GENEVA — It helps solve one of the most fundamental riddles of the universe: how the Big Bang created something out of nothing 13.7 billion years ago. … [S]cientists said Thursday that after a half-century quest, they are confident they have found a Higgs boson, the elusive subatomic speck sometimes called the “God particle.” The […]