Archive for the ‘Universe’ Category

Parallel Universes — Thoughts to Ponder

September 21st, 2013 § in Universe

A lot of research has been done over the last few years over parallel universes. Do alternative dimensions really exist? Are we living in a “universe” or a “multiverse”? Is it possible that the Confederacy won the Civil War in another universe or dimension? Are Marilyn Mo[...]

Scientists unravel the mystery of entropy

July 16th, 2012 § in Science, Universe

The big bang could be a normal event in the natural evolution of the universe that will happen repeatedly over incredibly vast time scales as the universe expands, empties out and cools off, according to two University physicists. “We like to say that the big bang is nothing sp[...]

Ion-driven space probe set for lunar mission

June 30th, 2012 § in Universe

A space craft the size of a washing machine and driven by a revolutionary ion motor will begin a braking sequence on Monday that should make it the first European mission to enter lunar orbit. SMART-1, which weighs 370kg but is driven by an engine with a thrust of just7g, is pack[...]

Cosmic doomsday delayed

June 22nd, 2012 § in Universe

You can breathe a sigh of relief: the universe will last for at least the next 24 billion years, according to astrophysicists who have modelled the mysterious force of dark energy to work out the fate of the cosmos. Andrei Linde, a theoretical astrophysicist from Stanford Univers[...]

Astronomers chart asteroid threat

June 12th, 2012 § in Universe

A team of astronomers has stepped up a project which one day could help to preserve the Earth from annihilation. The team from Queen’s University in Belfast is monitoring asteroids in space to see if they are on a collision course with our planet. Their crucial data will be[...]

Puzzling Milky Way Companion Found

June 7th, 2012 § in Universe

Astronomers have spotted a faint cluster of stars in or near our galaxy, but they’re not sure what to call the grouping. The star clump is a companion to our galaxy. It could be an object known as a dwarf galaxy. Or it might be a globular cluster, one of more than 100 that [...]

Europe leads space race to hunt down ET

June 6th, 2012 § in Universe

It is a view that astronomers would die for: a shimmering, blue, alien world with oceans and continents and vegetation changing colour with seasons. A vision like this, across the galactic void, would be unambiguous proof of the existence of extraterrestrial life. Planets outside[...]

Strange Sounds In The Sky All Around The World

May 26th, 2012 § in Universe

Do you have an explanation for all of the strange sounds in the sky that have been documented all around the world lately?  Over the past few weeks, Twitter, Facebook and the blogosphere have been absolutely buzzing about these strange sounds.  At the moment, they remain a grea[...]

Science pinpoints Earth’s ‘hum’

May 21st, 2012 § in Universe

Scientists believe they have pinpointed the origin of a low frequency “hum” that emanates from the Earth. The noise – which can be picked up in the two and seven mHz (millihertz) range – occurs far below the threshold of human hearing, US researchers said.[...]

Spacecraft Set For Close Encounter With a Comet

May 16th, 2012 § in Universe

Spacecraft Set For Close Encounter With a Comet A spacecraft is on track to fly through the tail of a comet Friday, collecting hundreds of specks of the primitive material from which the sun, the planets and all living creatures are made, NASA said yesterday.[...]