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Dark matter, the hypothetical matter that is cannot be observed using telescopes but is believed to be responsible for huge gravitational effects in the universe, could be indirectly responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs, according to one New York University professor.
Several processes typically limit how quickly black holes can grow, so how did those located at the ends of the universe come to have masses equal to several billion suns?
Earlier this month, a massive hole was found at the “end of the world,” more accurately known as Yamal Peninsula. Now, to add more to this strange mystery, two new holes have been reported.
The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower – arising from material left behind by the infamous Halley’s Comet hundreds of years ago – will reach its peak in the early morning hours of May 6, though events can generally be seen from late April to late May to a much lesser extent.
While experts have long believed that life could not exist on planets with a fluctuating tilt in their orbits, new research appearing in the April issue of the journal Astrobiology suggests that such obliquity variations could actually increase the planetary habitability in those worlds.
By studying the composition and other unique properties of sedimentary rock layers, geologists are able to trace the history of our Planet. They can identify periods of ice age, global climate shift, and even magnetic polarity shifts. In short, it is a clever way that researchers can use to reveal the major events in the history of our world.
In what is being described as landmark discovery about the origins of the universe, Tel Aviv University researchers report in the journal Nature that black holes, formed from the first-ever stars, heated the gas throughout space much later than previously believed.
A new study refutes a report last year which claimed the planets have an effect on solar activity.
Astronomers have identified what they are calling the Sun's oldest twin, HIP 102152, sitting 250 light-years away from us.
The article published by Financesonline.com shares with its readers the latest milestones in space exploration - the availability of commercial space travels to delight modern space tourists and
The prominent feature that allows for the existence of life on Earth is the Sun. Radiation from our closest star provides heat and energy to our planet, driving biological processes and providing the necessary conditions for liquid water to naturally exist. But our Sun is only but one star in this vast Universe. And as it turns out, most stars are quite different than the one that illuminates our day. For this reason, scientists have, for hundreds of years, attempted to study the other...
Xenobiology -- Xenobiology (or exobiology, or astrobiology) is the term for a speculative field within biology which considers the possibility of, and possible nature of, extraterrestrial life. It also necessarily includes the concept of artificial life, since any life form might naturally evolve elsewhere, could conceivably come out of a laboratory using a future technology. It might be difficult to tell whether a truly strange life form had in fact arisen in space, or was designed much...
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.