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Is the Universe a Giant living organism? It certainly is possible that life could exist on a larger scale, perhaps on a “cosmic level”.

Is the Universe a Giant living organism?

What makes us different from stones? Some scientists have thought about what “life really means” and there are some that believe that life is a bigger deal than previously thought. Is it possible that the entire cosmos is a single living organism, in which we live and move? Today, after about 4000 million years, we find out that we share the planet with other animals such as elephants, whales and another 8 million eukaryotic species. It is clear that all living beings on our planet are interconnected, in one way or another and that suggests that we are all part of a single living organism.

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Earth - The hunt for invisible dwarf galaxies. Yashar Hezaveh had heard the rumours.

Earth - The hunt for invisible dwarf galaxies

Now, taking a seat in the second row, he was about to learn whether they were true. Astronomers like him filled the room. It was a cold and gloomy January day in 2015 in Seattle, and they were attending one of the world's largest astronomy conferences. They wanted a peek at the first images taken with the new ALMA telescope, an array of 66 radio dishes arranged 5,000m above sea level in Chile's Atacama Desert. These first snapshots would show off the telescope's capabilities. We don't see these dwarfs, but we know they're there because of gravity. Earth - The stars that hid themselves away. Astronomers have spotted some ancient stars, known as RR Lyrae.

Earth - The stars that hid themselves away

They are at least 10 billion years old and were found hiding at the centre of the Milky Way. Although these stars are bright, they are hard to spot because they are hidden behind dense clouds of galactic dust and gas. Earth - The ancient black holes that can outshine entire galaxies. Once again, Maarten Schmidt looked at the data.

Earth - The ancient black holes that can outshine entire galaxies

It was 5 February 1963, and he was analysing a bright point of light in the sky, an object that appeared like one of the galaxy's hundreds of billions of stars. But he now realised it was not a star at all. Earth - The hunt for invisible dwarf galaxies. Earth - The first planet ever discovered around another star. On a winter's night in January 1995, rain fell on the Haute-Provence Observatory in southern France.

Earth - The first planet ever discovered around another star

Didier Queloz, an astronomy graduate student, was supposed to be observing. But since the weather was not cooperating, he sat in the library, writing computer code to make sense of the data he had so far. The data suggested a bright star called 51 Pegasi was wobbling ever so slightly. BBC Two - Human Universe, A Place in Space and Time, Small but mighty. Can a Universe Create Itself Out of Nothing? Every Wednesday, Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science.

Can a Universe Create Itself Out of Nothing?

If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to see if he answers it. Today, Dr. Kaku addresses a question posed by Brian Flatt. "In Stephen Hawking’s new book The Grand Design, he says that because of the law of gravity, the universe can and will create itself out of nothing. Dr. Universe has two trillion more galaxies than previously thought. There are a dizzying two trillion galaxies in the universe, up to 20 times more than previously thought, astronomers reported on Thursday.

Universe has two trillion more galaxies than previously thought

The surprising finding, based on 3D modeling of images collected over 20 years by the Hubble Space Telescope, was published in the Astronomical Journal. Scientists have puzzled over how many galaxies the cosmos harbors at least since US astronomer Edwin Hubble showed in 1924 that Andromeda, a neighboring galaxy, was not part of our own Milky Way. But even in the era of modern astronomy, getting an accurate tally has proven difficult. To begin with, there is only part of the cosmos where light given off by distant objects has had time to reach Earth. The rest is effectively beyond our reach.

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A Year Ago, Scientists Cracked One Of Einstein's Greatest Mysteries — Now A Bizarre New Form Of Astronomy Is Emerging. A year ago Tuesday, scientists inside two giant L-shaped instruments saw a strange blip on their screens they could hardly believe.

A Year Ago, Scientists Cracked One Of Einstein's Greatest Mysteries — Now A Bizarre New Form Of Astronomy Is Emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone. Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any. However, scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment finally detected these cosmic reverberations on Sept. 14, 2015, thanks to the fearsome collision of two black holes about 1.3 billion light-years from Earth. They announced the discovery on Feb. 11, 2016, after months of exhaustive verification. Then, in June 2016, the 900-scientist LIGO team announced their second detection, made on Dec. 2016. Here are just a handful of formerly impossible things astronomers could do with gravitational waves.

NASA/CXC/M. JURASSIC MARS: 'Conclusive proof dinosaurs once roamed the Red Planet' A new image that appears to show the fossilised skull of a herbivore-like dinosaur is going viral online.

JURASSIC MARS: 'Conclusive proof dinosaurs once roamed the Red Planet'

Paranormal investigators have labelled the image, marking out significant parts of the skull, such as teeth, mandibles, and a nasal cavity. The Paranormal Crucible YouTube channel uploaded a video about the discovery, saying it could also be a wild horse type creature. EWAO Confirmed: Scientists have found a new 'planet' beyond the orbit of Neptune. Ivan Ivan has been part of the team at Universe Explorers since February 2015.He is a freelance writer, editor-in-chief of ancient-code.com He also writes for Svemir Online and Ancient Origins.History, Archaeology, Space and world’s mysteries are some of the topics he writes about.You can follow Ivan on Facebook" Latest posts by Ivan (see all)

EWAO Confirmed: Scientists have found a new 'planet' beyond the orbit of Neptune

This is what the entire known Universe looks like in a single image. Isn’t it beautiful? This is an illustrated logarithmic scale conception of the observable Universe with the Solar System at the centre. Encircling the Solar System are the inner and outer planets, Kuiper belt, Oort cloud, Alpha Centauri star, Perseus Arm, Milky Way galaxy, Andromeda galaxy, other nearby galaxies, the cosmic web, cosmic microwave radiation, and invisible plasma produced by the Big Bang at the very edges. See below for uncropped and zoomable versions. Created by musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi, the image is based on logarithmic maps of the Universe put together by Princeton University researchers, as well as images produced by NASA based on observations made by their telescopes and roving spacecraft.

We already knew the Earth was not the center of the universe, but now we know exactly where it is. NASA wykonała zdjęcie które udowadnia że ludzki umysł nie jest w stanie ogarnąć rozmiarów Wszechświata. The Earth has survived some serious catastrophes. Here are the 4 worst. Here are the four worst things the Earth has survived so far: 1. The Big Splash, aka that time the universe punched Earth in the face and may have created the moon Imagine a young Earth. Like, super young. Only 20 million years after the solar system even formed. And then imagine the universe smashing it in the face with an object the size of Mars. Image from NASA/JPL-Caltech/Wikimedia Commons. Astronomers have found Another Earth!

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovered an Earth-like planet circling a nearby star within the Goldilocks zone of our galaxy. Kepler-186f is around 500 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation. EWAO A Massive Galaxy Orbiting Our Own Just Appeared Out of Nowhere. Astronomers observing the sky just came across a huge discovery as they managed to spot a giant galaxy orbiting the Milky way where previously no galaxies were located. The humongous galaxy seems to have popped out of nowhere. However the truth is that apparently, the Galaxy was there all along, but somehow, our astronomers just missed it in previous searches, and this is the first time we managed to take a peek at it. According to researchers, “It seems to be aligned with a handful of other astronomically nearby objects, which may be teaching us how our group of galaxies formed.”

EWAO Scientist Finds Palpable Evidence of a Parallel Universe that Once Collided With Our Own. This may come up as a surprise, but a scientist has recently found evidence of a parallel universe that once collided with ours.

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Moon. This Is The Most Distant Galaxy We've Ever Observed. "Habitable Planets More Than 5-Billion-Years Old Closer to Galaxy's Center" Aliens could be living on 700 QUINTILLION planets in the universe. Incredible New Map Of The Milky Way Released. One of the largest studies of our galaxy has just been completed. The ATLASGAL survey has mapped a huge swathe of cold dust and gas distribution in the Milky Way in order to understand how and where stars form. The Moon's Formation Was Even More Dramatic Than Thought.

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