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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Space and Science News. A Rather Large Imaginarium.

Space and Science News







Kepler Space Telescope Finds Billions Of Earth Like Planets Near Earth


From Collective Evolution
A recent study soon to be published in The Astrophysical Journal, based upon analysis of data taken from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, has found that our Milky Way Galaxy could be host to over 4 billion Earth like planets.  Kepler is a space observatory launched by NASA to discover Earth like planets that are orbiting other stars. Scientists studied the tremendous amount of red dwarf stars in our galaxy and determined that 6 percent of the 75 billion of them would have Earth like planets, that’s about 4.5 billion Earths.  Read More





Impossibly Large "Holes" in Space Present Us With a Cosmic Quandary
From Quarks to Quasars
Cosmological mysteries need not revolve around impossibly strange objects like black holes or neutron stars. The best mysteries may not even need to affect our everyday lives, or leave gaping holes in our scientific models (*ahem* dark energy). Sometimes, the mysteries can merely be the absence of something unexpected. Personally, the one that gets me every time falls in the latter camp: voids - large "holes" in space that are generally absent of *everything* observable (some contain very few galaxies instead of being completely devoid of everything). For the most part, these voids don't have stars, galaxies, planets, clusters, stellar material, or any other visible constituent parts. Our own galaxy, which is a member the local group of galaxies, actually lies at the edge of one of these voids, dubbed the "local void." (One of the most famous is called the bootes void.) Read More

Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth

Who would have thought traveling to outer space could be such a profound experience? OK, probably everybody, but these former astronauts really articulate it in a way that was just a little mind-blowing. Read and Watch More 


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