Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED
A view of the sun on August 24, 2014, revealing some filaments, a large prominence, and a very long ejection of hydrogen plasma. Friedman used his PGR Grasshopper camera and a hydrogen alpha filter attached to a small 90 mm telescope that he calls "Little Big Man." He inverted the tonality of the sun's surface and added color. Credit: Alan Friedman
Picture of the Week: The Sun
Rainbow galaxies reveal why cosmos is full of spirals
219 million stars: a detailed catalogue of the visible Milky Way
Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter. Transformers Lights, Answers Fundamentals, Princeton Universe, Unsolved Problems, Shine Lights, Trav'Lin Lights, Crystals Lights, Fundamentals Questions, Solid Lights
'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems
Scientists have created the first map of a colossal supercluster of galaxies known as Laniakea, the home of Earth's Milky Way galaxy and many other. This computer simulation, a still from a Nature journal video, depicts the giant supercluster, with the Milky Way's location shown as a red dot. Spaces, Milky Way Galaxy, Galaxies, Maps, The Universe, Galactic Superclust, Laniakea Superclust, Heavens, Science
Scientists have created the first map of a colossal supercluster of galaxies known as Laniakea, the home of Earth's Milky Way galaxy and many other. This computer simulation, a still from a Nature journal video, depicts the giant supercluster, with the Milky Way's location shown as a red dot.
New Galactic Supercluster Map Shows Milky Way's 'Heavenly' Home
Quantum physics promises faster and more powerful computers, but quantum versions of basic logic functions are still needed to bring this technology to fruition. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. have taken one step toward this goal by creating an all-semiconductor quantum logic gate, a controlled-NOT (CNOT) gate. They achieved this breakthrough by coaxing nanodots to emit single photons of light on demand. Superb Technology, Quantum Mechanics, Technologyrenew Energy, Excited Science, Quantum Computers, Blog, People, Cambridge, Quantum Physical
What are Quantum Computers?
That grainy image above is one of the oldest and most distant things we've ever seen as a species. The European South Observatory published this image of the collision of two disc-shaped galaxies that occurred about seven billion years ago, when the universe was only half as old as it is now. Distant Universe, The Universe, Magnifying Glasses, Spaces Telescope, Merge Galaxies, De Galaxia, Collision, Current Age, Hubble Spaces
When galaxies collide.
This image shows two galaxies colliding 7 billion years ago
ALMA confirms comets forge organic molecules in their dusty atmospheres
The black hole at the birth of the Universe / The big bang poses a big question: if it was indeed the cataclysm that blasted our universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago, what sparked it? Three Perimeter Institute researchers have a new idea about what might have come before the big bang. It's a bit perplexing, but it is grounded in sound mathematics and is it testable? Billion Year, Black Holes, The Universe, Big Bangs, Events Horizon, Births, Perimeter Institution, Big Questions, Science
Did our universe burst into being when a star in a four-dimensional universe collapsed into a black hole?
The “Cannae Drive,” which creates momentum without pushing against seemingly anything at all.
"Before reviving a zombie spacecraft, Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing traveled to the past to rescue a trove of early moon photographs that otherwise would have been destined for oblivion. They did not actually time travel, but that might have been easier." - Would-Be Rescuers of Wayward Spacecraft Previously Solved a NASA Mystery. By Kenneth Changjuly, New York Times. Orbit Image, August 1966, Dennis Wingo, Amazing Science, Moon Photographers, Early Moon, Image Recovery, Lunar Orbit, Nasa Ames
This image was taken by the Lunar Orbiter 1 in August 1966 and restored by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project at NASA Ames Research Center
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When a Black Hole Dies, Is a White Hole Born?
When a Black Hole Dies, a White Hole is Born
Where to bend your neck and wish upon a star - Summer, 2014
EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2014 | EarthSky.org
Europa’s Cracks from afar
Repurposed Image of Europa is Completely Mesmerizing
The Shape of Wi-Fi
Small, but plentiful: How the faintest galaxies illuminated the early universe A view of the simulation volume showing large scale structure of the gas, distributed in filaments and clumps. red regions are heated by UV coming from galaxies, shown in white These galaxies are over 1000X less massive than the Milky Way & contributed nearly 1/3 of the UV light during re-ionisation. The field of view of this image is 400,000 light years across, when the universe was only 700 million years old. Surprise Discovery, Astronomical Investigation, Early Universe, Dwarfs Galaxies, Big Bangs, Faintest Galaxies, Universe Shorts, Smallest Galaxies, Galaxies Illuminated
How the faintest galaxies illuminated the early universe.