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The Universe is expanding faster than physics can explain

Posted in Featured, Science on 18th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

The most precise measurement ever made of the current rate of expansion of the Universe has been achieved by physicists, and theres a problem:

Did the Sun Consume a Primordial Super-Earth?

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

A new study suggests that at least one super-Earth; a planet that is larger than Earth, but smaller than Neptune, could have formed close to the sun.

Supernova iron found on the moon

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

A supernova 2 million years ago sprayed the solar system with stellar material.

Yuri Milner is spending $100 million to prove out laser pushed nanosails that would reach 5% of lightspeed

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Milner wants a probe that could travel to Alpha Centauri within a generation, and he's recruited Mark Zuckerberg and Stephen Hawking.

Astronomers Found Evidence for Exoplanets 100 Years Ago But Didnt Know It

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

A 1917 astronomical glass plate from the Cargenie Observatorys collection is offering the oldest evidence for a planet orbiting another star.