Cosmology

More Stories in Cosmology

  1. planet burning up near star illustration
    Space

    Red giant stars that eat planets might shine less brightly

    Some stars may shine less brightly after ingesting a planet. That finding, if confirmed, could have implications for calculating cosmic distances.

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  2. slime mold
    Physics

    How slime mold helped scientists map out the cosmic web

    Tapping a similarity between a slime mold’s lacy web and the vast threads of matter that connect galaxies, astronomers visualized the cosmic web.

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  3. Didier Queloz, Michel Mayor, James Peebles
    Physics

    Physics Nobel awarded for discoveries about the universe’s evolution and exoplanets

    Three scientists share the 2019 Nobel Prize in physics for revealing what makes up our cosmos and for finding the first planet orbiting a sunlike star.

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  4. cosmic bubble
    Cosmology

    A new book explores how the concept of the multiverse has evolved

    Tom Siegfried, author of ‘The Number of the Heavens,’ discusses what the multiverse has meant to great thinkers throughout history.

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  5. expanding universe distance ladder
    Cosmology

    Debate over the universe’s expansion rate may unravel physics. Is it a crisis?

    Measurements of the Hubble constant don’t line up. Scientists debate what that means.

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  6. supernova
    Cosmology

    Scientists still can’t agree on the universe’s expansion rate

    A mismatch in measurements of how fast the universe is expanding might not be real, a study hints.

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  7. calcite crystals
    Chemistry

    Carbon plays a starring role in the new book ‘Symphony in C’

    In Symphony in C, geophysicist Robert Hazen explores carbon’s ancient origins, its role in life and its importance in the modern world.

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  8. galaxy clusters Abell 0399 and Abell 0401
    Astronomy

    In a first, magnetic fields have been spotted between two galaxy clusters

    The discovery of magnetic fields in the gaseous filament between two galaxy clusters suggests that some large cosmic structures are magnetized.

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  9. galaxy cluster rings
    Cosmology

    Hidden ancient neutrinos may shape the patterns of galaxies

    The gravitational pull of subatomic particles born in the universe’s first second seem to influence how galaxies cluster into rings.

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