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Thoughts On Dark Matter – What the Hell Is Dark Matter?

    Thoughts On Dark Matter – What the Hell Is Dark Matter? By Lance Winslow Dark Matter is matter that we cannot see because it doesn’t reflect light, so our sensors cannot reveal it. Dark Energy is energy in the Universe that we know must exist but cannot see and currently don’t completely understand. Recently, I was asked this…

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Mapping The Invisible Strands Of The Cosmic Web

    Mapping The Invisible Strands Of The Cosmic Web By Judith E Braffman-Miller On a clear, dark night, the sky above Earth blazes with the brilliant, distant fires of a million, billion, trillion stars–but starlight can be a liar. In fact, most of the Universe is dark–composed of mysterious, invisible material, the nature of which is unknown. Luminous objects,…

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A New Yardstick For New Physics

    A New Yardstick For New Physics By Judith E Braffman-Miller It is currently thought that the best explanation for how the Universe came to be is that it was born approximately 13.8 billion years ago in the wild, wonderful, and profoundly mysterious exponential inflation of the Big Bang–whereby it ballooned in size from that of an elementary particle…

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The Cosmological Paradigm

    The Cosmological Paradigm By John Prytz Although modern cosmological ideas aren’t quite set in stone, an overall paradigm has emerged. IMHO it is rather seriously flawed which is perhaps why there isn’t quite the consensus in modern cosmology as say in some other areas of scientific inquiry, such as Darwinian evolution or the standard model of particle physics….

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The Mystery Of Our (Mostly) Missing Universe

Almost 14 billion years ago, our Universe burst into existence in the form of an unimaginably tiny soup of densely packed, searing-hot particles, commonly referred to as “the fireball”. Spacetime has been expanding–and cooling off–from this original brilliant, fiery, glaring state ever since.

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Our Milky Way: Lost And Lonely In The Void

Our Milky Way: Lost And Lonely In The Void By Judith E Braffman-Miller Wherever we look in the Universe, we see the same bizarre foam-like pattern–heavy, invisible filaments of mysterious dark matter braiding themselves around each other, weaving a gigantic structure called the Cosmic Web. The filaments are on fire with the light of dancing stars, that trace out these…

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Cosmic Lenses Shed Strange New Light On The Universe’s Mysteries

Cosmic Lenses Shed Strange New Light On The Universe’s Mysteries By Judith E Braffman-Miller When we observe the sky at night, we peer up at a sea of incredible blackness, swimming with a myriad of dazzling dabs of distant starlight. Much more is unknown about the Universe than is known–and, it has been said, the Universe is not only weirder…

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