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LIGO Finds 3rd Gravitation Waves from Black Holes

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. As was the case with the first two detections, the waves were generated when two black holes collided to form a larger black hole. The newfound black hole formed by ...

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Qasar-Based Map of Universe Prepared by Space Scientists

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Based on the position of quasars, astronomers have prepared the first map of the universe large-scale structure of the universe. They have made use of the Sloan Foundation Telescope for two years and surveyed the universe under the project Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s Extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS), enabling them measure three-dimensional positions of more than 147,000 quasars. Quasars ...

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Leave Earth Rhetoric: Why Stephen Hawking is Wrong This Time?

World renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, in a BBC program, has warned Earthlings to leave the mother planet in 100 years or face extinction, a doomsday prophecy that the mankind is destined to face repeatedly. His warning in a forthcoming BBC documentary – Expedition New Earth – to be aired this summer on BBC Two channel, comes when the humanity ...

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Universe is Expanding Faster Than Previously Thought, Says NASA’s Hubble Team

Astronomers from NASA found that the Universe is expanding faster than they previously thought. Here is the illustration showing 3 steps they used to measure the universe's expansion rate to an unprecedented accuracy, reducing the total uncertainty to 2.4 percent. (NASA, ESA, A. FEILD (STSCI), AND A. RIESS (STSCI/JHU)

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope team of scientists from NASA have discovered that the universe is expanding 5 percent to 9 percent faster than previously thought. “This surprising finding may be an important clue to understanding those mysterious parts of the universe that make up 95 percent of everything and don’t emit light, such as dark energy, dark matter, and dark ...

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NASA spy telescopes from NRO to decode mysterious dark energy

The US space agency is planning to use two former spy telescopes to study mysterious dark energy in space. NASA received the two telescopes from the National Reconnaissance Office (() intelligence agency. They were originally intended for the “Future Imaginary Architecture” programme aimed at creating a new generation of reconnaissance satellites for US intelligence. The spy telescopes given to NASA ...

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All Set for Miss Universe Pageant; Where to Watch Live? Live Streaming Information; Top 5 Predictions

The Miss Universe beauty pageant will see all the 88 contestants vying for the top honour of being crowned Miss Universe 2014 in few minutes from now at Florida International University, Miami-Doral in Florida. The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant will see outgoing Miss Univese Gabriela Isler from Venezuela, the third winner from the country in the last six years ...

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Universe Did Not Collapse After Big Bang Due to Gravity, says Researchers

European researchers have found that gravity provided the stability needed for the universe to survive expansion during the Big Bang and said that is the reason it did not collapse. Physicists from the Imperial College London and the universities of Copenhagen and Helsinki investigated the interaction between the Higgs particle – discovered in 2012 and responsible for giving mass to ...

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CERN Whitepaper on Future IT Challenges says 96% World Unknown

CERN openlab Whitepaper on Future IT Challenges released today said 96 percent of our universe is unknown about the challenges ahead for the scientific community. More than ever, computing plays a critical role in helping uncover our universe’s mysteries. Scientific research has seen a dramatic rise in the amount and rate of production of data collected by instruments, detectors and ...

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