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universe end

Here’s what scientists think will destroy the universe

August 18th, 2020

A scientist has crunched the numbers to estimate when the universe will “die,” or fizzle out with no more star activity whatsoever. The last supernova will be a “black dwarf supernova” which will be more of a fizzle than a blast, but it’s still very far off. It’ll be trillions upon trillions of years before …

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The Milky Way was hiding a massive collection of new galaxies

July 10th, 2020

A new cosmic structure was just discovered that may hold an incredible number of galaxies, stars, and planets. The structure is now known as the South Pole Wall, and it resides in an area that is obscured from our view by our own Milky Way galaxy. The discovery was made using data showing the movement …

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Hubble peers back in time and makes an astonishing discovery

June 4th, 2020

Hubble reveals secrets of the early universe, with images that show primordial stars developed far earlier than previously thought. By peering back in time to between 500 million and 1 billion years of the Big Bang, researchers discovered evidence of early galaxies that shouldn’t have existed yet, based on their assumptions. In the future, new …

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What are the odds of intelligent life existing outside of Earth?

May 19th, 2020

An astronomer has calculated what he believes are the odds that life exists elsewhere in the universe, and they’re quite favorable. Based on his calculations, David Kipping of Columbia University says the odds of some form of extraterrestrial life are around 9:1 in favor. The odds of intelligent life, while still favorable, are lower at …