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Cosmology is in crisis – but not for the reason you may think

Cosmology is in crisis – but not for the reason you may think | Cosmology | Scoop.it
Science is advancing rapidly. We are eradicating diseases, venturing further into space and discovering a growing zoo of subatomic particles. But cosmology – which is trying to understand the evolution of the entire universe ...
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New model suggests dark matter is made of electrically charged particles - Gizmag

New model suggests dark matter is made of electrically charged particles - Gizmag | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“According to a new model, dark matter may be composed of clusters of electrically charged particles bound by a yet-unknown form of strong interaction.”
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Explaining DM with a New unknown force. Not sure if that's the answer
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ASTRON - making discoveries in radio astronomy happen

“ASTRON is the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. Its mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen, via the development of novel and ...”
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Weighing Dark Matter Halos with the Cosmic Microwave Background - Physics

Weighing Dark Matter Halos with the Cosmic Microwave Background - Physics | Cosmology | Scoop.it
Weighing Dark Matter Halos with the Cosmic Microwave Background
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For the first time, researchers have used the cosmic microwave background (CMB) to measure the gravitational lensing by dark matter halos, as depicted on the left.
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Astronomers discover likely precursors of galaxy clusters we see today - Phys.Org

Astronomers discover likely precursors of galaxy clusters we see today - Phys.Org | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“By combining observations of the distant Universe made with ESA's Herschel andPlanck space observatories, cosmologists have discovered what could be the precursors of the vast clusters of galaxies that we see today.”
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Spacecraft Traveling Close to Light Speed Should Be Visible With Current ... - MIT Technology Review

Spacecraft Traveling Close to Light Speed Should Be Visible With Current ... - MIT Technology Review | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“Relativistic spacecraft must interact with the cosmic microwave background in a way that produces a unique light signature. And that means we should be able to spot any nearby, according to a new analysis.”
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New insights found in black hole collisions - Phys.Org

New insights found in black hole collisions - Phys.Org | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“New research provides revelations about the most energetic event in the universe—the merging of two spinning, orbiting black holes into a much larger black hole.”
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A Brief History of Scientists Hunting for Time Travelers | Physics-Astronomy

A Brief History of Scientists Hunting for Time Travelers | Physics-Astronomy | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“Time travel is possible—or at least a lot of serious physicists sayso. It's probably not possible to pull it off in a souped-up Delorean, but there are wormholes, Tipler cylinders, and other Einstein-inspired theories for how it could work.”
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Scientists prepare for Large Synoptic Survey Telescope - Phys.Org

Scientists prepare for Large Synoptic Survey Telescope - Phys.Org | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“When the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope begins in 2022 to image the entire southern sky from a mountaintop in Chile, it will produce the widest, deepest and fastest views of the night sky ever observed – and a flood of 6 million gigabytes of data...”
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Revved-up CERN collider aims to shed light on dark cosmos - Reuters

Revved-up CERN collider aims to shed light on dark cosmos - Reuters | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“GENEVA (Reuters) - Scientists at the CERN physics research center said on Thursday the mystery dark matter that makes up 96 percent of the stuff of the universe will be a prime target for their souped-up...”
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Astronomers find a shockingly ancient black hole the size of 12 billion suns - Washington Post

Astronomers find a shockingly ancient black hole the size of 12 billion suns - Washington Post | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“Some 12.8 billion light years away, astronomers have spotted an object of almost impossible brightness -- the most luminous object ever seen in such ancient space.”
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The highest resolution image ever obtained in Astronomy

The highest resolution image ever obtained in Astronomy | Cosmology | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn have created the highest resolution image ever taken, to look deep within an active galaxy to study a supermassive black hole.
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LIGO schedules big reveal on gravitational waves

LIGO schedules big reveal on gravitational waves | Cosmology | Scoop.it
It looks as if scientists have chosen Thursday as the day to report a potentially Nobel Prize-winning discovery: the first detection of gravitational waves.
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Advanced Ligo: Labs 'open their ears' to the cosmos - BBC News

Advanced Ligo: Labs 'open their ears' to the cosmos - BBC News | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“The Advanced Ligo experiment in North America formally begins the observations that will seek finally to detect the ripples in the fabric of space-time predicted by Einstein.”
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Astronomy: Hubble's legacy - Nature.com

Astronomy: Hubble's legacy - Nature.com | Cosmology | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years after launch, the wild success of the space telescope argues for a new era of bold exploration in the face of tight budgets, says Mario Livio.
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Researchers Complete the First-Ever Trillion Particle Simulation of the Universe

Researchers Complete the First-Ever Trillion Particle Simulation of the Universe | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“But that’s barely just the start.”
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Automation offers big solution to big data in astronomy - Phys.Org

Automation offers big solution to big data in astronomy - Phys.Org | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“It's almost a rite of passage in physics and astronomy. Scientists spend years scrounging up money to build a fantastic new instrument.”
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Galaxy clusters collide; dark matter still a mystery - Space Ref (press release)

“Galaxy clusters collide; dark matter still a mystery - SpaceRef”
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Universe may be on the brink of collapse (on the cosmological timescale)

Universe may be on the brink of collapse (on the cosmological timescale) | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“(Phys.org)—Physicists have proposed a mechanism for 'cosmological collapse' that predicts that the universe will soon stop expanding and collapse in on itself, obliterating all matter as we know it.”
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Adventures in the dark side of cosmology

Adventures in the dark side of cosmology | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“In questioning the fundamental nature of the universe, cosmology regularly grabs the public’s attention.”
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Detection of gamma rays from a newly discovered dwarf galaxy may point to ... - Phys.Org

Detection of gamma rays from a newly discovered dwarf galaxy may point to ... - Phys.Org | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“A newly discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way has offered up a surprise—it appears to be radiating gamma rays, according to an analysis by physicists at Carnegie Mellon, Brown, and Cambridge universities.”
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Have Astronomers Finally Found Dark Matter?

Have Astronomers Finally Found Dark Matter? | Cosmology | Scoop.it
“It’s been a mystery for 80 years—but gamma rays from a dwarf galaxy could finally tell scientists what dark matter is really made of.”
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