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Mar 22, 2023

A ‘Dark Big Bang’ may have flooded the universe with invisible matter, new study proposes

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Within a month of the Big Bang, a second cosmic explosion may have given the universe its dark matter, new research suggests.

Mar 22, 2023

An expanding universe is simulated in a quantum droplet

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Unfortunately for the field of cosmology, there is only one universe. This makes performing experiments in the same way as other scientific fields quite a challenge. But it turns out that the universe and the quantum fields that permeate it are highly analogous to quantum fluids like Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs), at least from a mathematical point of view. These fluids can be the subject of experiments, allowing cosmology to be studied in the lab.

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In a paper published in Nature, researchers at Heidelberg University in Germany have for the first time used a BEC to simulate an expanding universe and certain quantum fields within it. This allows for the study of important cosmological scenarios. Not only is the universe currently expanding, but it is believed that in the first fractions of a second after the Big Bang it underwent a period of extremely rapid expansion known as “inflation.” This process would have expanded the microscopic fluctuations of quantum fields in the early universe to the size of galaxy clusters, seeding the large-scale structure of our universe today.

Mar 22, 2023

186,100 miles per second!!! Is black hole propulsion possible?

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It’s time to explore what might be the ultimate starship! The Kugelblitz Black Hole Starship! Can you really create an artificial black hole? If so, how much energy would it generate, and how fast could it propel a ship across he galaxy? The answers are simply mind-blowing.
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Mar 22, 2023

Are We The Creation Of A Type V Civilization? | Unveiled

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What if we’ll always be at the bottom of the Kardashev Scale? Join us… and find out!

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Mar 21, 2023

Research team finds indirect evidence for existence of dark matter surrounding black holes

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Dark matter does not emit or reflect light, nor does it interact with electromagnetic forces, making it exceptionally difficult to detect. Nevertheless, a research team from The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) has proven that there is a substantial amount of dark matter surrounding black holes. The study results are published in the journal The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

The team selected two nearby (A0620-00 and XTE J1118+480) as research subjects, with both considered as binary systems. That is, each of the black holes has a companion star orbiting it. Based on the orbits of the companion stars, observations indicate that their rates of orbital decay are approximately one millisecond (1ms) per year, which is about 50 times greater than the theoretical estimation of about 0.02ms annually.

To examine whether exists around black holes, the EdUHK team applied the “dark matter dynamical friction model”—a theory widely held in academia—to the two chosen binary systems, through computer simulations. The team found that the fast orbital decay of the companion stars precisely matches the data observed.

Mar 21, 2023

Runaway supermassive black hole caught by Hubble

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Speeding through the Universe and leaving a wake of new stars, this runaway supermassive black hole is likely the first among thousands.

Mar 20, 2023

The universe has a Hubble constant problem

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Differences in the way that the Hubble constant—which measures the rate of cosmic expansion—are measured have profound implications for the future of cosmology.

Mar 19, 2023

On the Origin of Time: Stephen Hawking’s mind-blowing final theory

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Everything, everywhere, all at once? Forget it – there are ideas about time far more outrageous than simply the multiverse “Who knows where the time goes?” asked Sandy Denny, though as good a question is where it came from in the first place.

Mar 19, 2023

China to launch lobster eye-like X-ray astronomical satellite this year

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It’s called the Einstein Probe and it’s meant to observe the changing universe.

China has ambitious plans to launch a new X-ray astronomical satellite called the Einstein Probe (EP) at the end of this year. This is according to a report by the ChinaDaily.

“The satellite has entered the final stage of development,” he said at the recent 35th National Symposium on Space Exploration.

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Mar 19, 2023

The fifth force: Is there another fundamental force of nature?

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In recent years, a group of Hungarian researchers have made headlines with a bold claim. They say they’ve discovered a new particle — dubbed X17 — that requires the existence of a fifth force of nature.

The researchers weren’t looking for the new particle, though. Instead, it popped up as an anomaly in their detector back in 2015 while they were searching for signs of dark matter. The oddity didn’t draw much attention at first. But eventually, a group of prominent particle physicists working at the University of California, Irvine, took a closer look and suggested that the Hungarians had stumbled onto a new type of particle — one that implies an entirely new force of nature.

Then, in late 2019, the Hungarian find hit the mainstream — including a story featured prominently on CNN — when they released new results suggesting that their signal hadn’t gone away. The anomaly persisted even after they changed the parameters of their experiment. They’ve now seen it pop up in the same way hundreds of times.

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