•Cosmology is the study of the origin, evolution and ultimately the fate of the Universe. (How did it all begin - Theoretical) May 2
Image Caption: Cosmic rays are thought to originate in nests of massive stars called OB associations, like this one in the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. But how did scientists figure that out? Credit: NASA, ESA, & F.
Really, REALLY fast... That's how quickly the universe is expanding, according to most accurate estimate yet made by scienceThe rate of expansion of the cosmos, known as Hubble's constant, is crucial for working out its age and size Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope able to improve on previous estimates because its infrared vision sees through cosmic dust and debris
Are we the extra terrestrials? New study backs theory that life was brought to Earth by space microbesBy Mark Prigg PUBLISHED: 15:33 GMT, 25 September 2012 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 25 September 2012
The Origin, History, Evolution & Future of the Universe
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Is the secret of the 'previous' universe hidden in the microwaves? Scientist 'spots' ghost from before the Big BangBy Eddie Wrenn UPDATED: 11:12 GMT, 11 June 2012
By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 05:56 GMT, 8 June 2012 | UPDATED: 07:32 GMT, 8 June 2012 A space telescope has captured a glimpse back into the deepest reaches of time - just after the Big Bangm, 13.7 billion years ago. Astronomers say that the images show the flaming lights from the Spitzer Space Telescope are among the first stars formed after the big bang that spawned the universe as we know it.
Dark energy was only discovered 14 years ago Theory predicts how fast galaxies are moving apart Einstein's brain now on display at the Wellcome Trust in London
With Cosmos , Carl Sagan and his wife and co-writer, Ann Druyan, brilliantly illustrated the underlying science of his same-titled book, placing the human species within a space-and-time context that brought the infinite into stunningly clear view. The series, which originally aired in 1980 on PBS, has been seen by more than 700 million people worldwide and remains a high-water mark in miniseries history. Sagan lucidly explains such topics as Einstein’s theory of relativity, Darwin’s theory of evolution, and the greenhouse effect, bringing the mysteries of the universe down to a layman’s level of understanding. The footage in these remastered, seven-DVD or seven-VHS sets is as fresh and riveting as it was two decades ago and is certain to fire the imaginations of a whole new generation of viewers.
Forget about inclined planes and pulleys. In this series from the PBS program NOVA, physics is presented as an exotic, mind-bending realm. The Fabric of the Cosmos , first broadcast in November, follows up on the 2003 Peabody Award-winning The Elegant Universe .
By Eddie Wrenn UPDATED: 16:06 GMT, 27 June 2012
Physicists Freeman Dyson has said that it appears as though the Universe was anticipating our existence. A recent discovery seems to support his observation: In 2011, astronomers discovered that organic compounds of unexpected complexity exist throughout the Universe, suggesting that complex organic compounds are not the sole domain of life but can be made naturally by stars.
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LAST week scientists at CERN, Europe's main particle-physics lab, finally ran the Higgs boson to ground.