the universe

physics

Three Research Teams Account for the Total Sum of Ordinary Matter Particles in the Universe

Accounting for all matter the universe is pretty mind boggling, but it’s not nearly as impossible as it sounds.
Thom Dunn
9.21.18
the universe

How Cosmologists Determined That the Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Anyone Thought

The Hubble Space Telescope has produced the most accurate data on the expansion rate of the universe since Edwin Hubble discovered the universe was expanding nearly a century ago.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.27.18
new dunks

Kwintin Williams Is Dunking in Ways No One Even Imagined Before

A JUCO power forward at an Arizona community college is throwing down dunks that don't fit within any currently existing set of expectations. Thanks a lot!
David Roth
4.7.17
universe

The Expansion of the Universe Appears Faster Than We Thought

The results of a new study are close, but slightly faster than, the generally accepted rate.
Farnia Fekri
1.27.17
Space

Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It

A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.6.16
stars

The Universe Contains Ten Times As Many Galaxies As Previously Estimated

“It boggles the mind that over 90 percent of the galaxies in the universe have yet to be studied.”
Becky Ferreira
10.13.16
Interviews

We Interviewed a Real Life NASA Dude About the New, Juno-Honoring Weezer and Trent Reznor Tracks

The Trent Reznor track sounds like Jupiter apparently.
Alex Robert Ross
Nik Kosieradzki
7.1.16
Einstein

Gravitational Waves Have Been Detected, a Century After Einstein Predicted Them

Listen to the sound of two black holes colliding.
Becky Ferreira
2.11.16
Stuff

We Asked Professor Brian Cox About Life, the Universe, and Everything

"There almost certainly is no purpose" to the universe. Thanks, professor! So what do we do with our lives?
Thijs Roes
10.21.14
Art

New Installation Creates Star Nurseries With Code and Geometric Light

Kimchi and Chips' latest installation fuses digital art and astrophysics to illuminate the cold regions where stars are born.
DJ Pangburn
10.10.14
Film

Meteor Shower Timelapse Looks Like a Real-Life Version of 'Starry Night'

Thomas O'Brien's celestial timelapse took him nearly a decade to make.
Zach Sokol
5.27.14
Space

It Took a Pair of Top Supercomputers Three Months to Simulate the Universe

8,000 computer processors running in parallel across two countries took 16 million total hours to recreate the universe.
Jason Koebler
5.8.14
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