News tagged with visible universe

Looking at quantum gravity in a mirror

Einstein's theory of gravity and quantum physics are expected to merge at the Planck-scale of extremely high energies and on very short distances. At this scale, new phenomena could arise. However, the Planck-scale is so ...

dateMar 18, 2012 in Quantum Physics
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A video map of motions in the nearby universe

( —An international team of researchers, including University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomer Brent Tully, has mapped the motions of structures of the nearby universe in greater detail than ever before. The maps ...

dateJun 12, 2013 in Astronomy
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Quark matter's connection with the Higgs

(—You may think you've heard everything you need to know about the origin of mass. After all, scientists colliding protons at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe recently presented stunning evidence strongly ...

dateAug 27, 2012 in General Physics
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Topological defects in the fabric of space and time

A cosmic string is a very long (possibly as long as the diameter of the visible universe), very thin (less than the width of a proton) high-density object formed during the early moments of the big bang. You can see a rendering ...

dateOct 10, 2014 in Astronomy
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Light dawns on dark gamma-ray bursts (w/ Video)

( -- Gamma-ray bursts are among the most energetic events in the Universe, but some appear curiously faint in visible light. The biggest study to date of these so-called dark gamma-ray bursts, using the GROND ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Astronomy
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