Astronomy

Parallel Universes and the Many-Worlds Theory

by Jason Chu August 15, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Are you unique? In your perception of the world, the answer is simple: you are different than every other person on this planet. But is our universe unique? The concept of multiple realities — or parallel universes — complicates this answer […]

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James Webb Space Telescope’s Pathfinder Mirror Backplane Arrives at NASA Goddard for Critical Assembly Testing

by Ken Kremer August 13, 2014

The central piece of the “pathfinder” backplane that will hold all the mirrors for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has arrived at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland for critical assembly testing on vital parts of the mammoth telescope. The pathfinder backplane arrived at Goddard in July and has now been hoisted […]

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What Is The Great Attractor?

by Brian Koberlein July 14, 2014

There’s a strange place in the sky where everything is attracted. And unfortunately, it’s on the other side of the Milky Way, so we can’t see it. What could be doing all this attracting? Remove this ad Brian Koberlein on Google+

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What’s Inside Jupiter?

by Fraser Cain July 10, 2014

Jupiter is like a jawbreaker. Dig down beneath the swirling clouds and you’ll pass through layer after layer of exotic forms of hydrogen. What’s down there, deep within Jupiter? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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How Many Ways Can the Sun Kill You?

by Fraser Cain July 7, 2014

The Sun has a Swiss army knife of ways it can do you in, from radiation to solar flares. And when it dies, it’s taking you with it. What are the various ways the Sun can do you in? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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