One second after the Big Bang, the Higgs boson should have caused a Big Crunch, collapsing the universe to nothing. But gravity saved the day.
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The sky’s brightest planet, Venus, has been behind the sun as viewed from our earthly vantage point. By early December, it’ll be back in your evening sky!
Hubble helped change our cosmology: our idea of the universe as a whole.
Digging out of the snow in West Seneca, NY on November 19, 2014.
Japanese astronomers probing deeply back into our universe’s early history have found 7 galaxies at a time when the universe was only 700 million years old.
The black holes are central to quasars in the early universe. Researchers say the probability that their aligned spin is the result of chance is less than 1%.
Vesta is revealed as a world in space – albeit a little world – in these new maps of its surface. Scientists say the maps of Vesta reveals its history.
AR 2192 was the largest sunspot in 24 years. The sun’s rotation carried it out of view, but now it’s back, renamed, and is still producing solar flares.
Last week, we showed you how to use the constellation Cassiopeia to find the Andromeda galaxy. But there’s another way, using the Great Square of Pegasus.
2014 is still on track to be the warmest year on record, and ocean surface temperatures appear to be rising as well.