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What Time is It in the Universe?

by Fraser Cain August 28, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Check your watch, what time is it? But wait, you’ve actually been moving and accelerating, and according to Einstein, everything’s relative. So what time is it really? It all depends… Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Are Intelligent Civilizations Doomed?

by Fraser Cain August 25, 2014

One answer to the Fermi Paradox is the idea of the Great Filter; the possibility that something wipes out 100% of intelligent civilizations. That why we’ve never discovered any aliens… they’re all dead. Is that our future too? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Take a Flight Over a Massive Aurora

by Jason Major August 25, 2014

Post by Alexander Gerst. Or perhaps I should say “eine grosse Aurora!” ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst made this time-lapse of a “massive aurora” as seen from the Space Station on August 24. The entire video is beautiful, showing not just a view of the ghostly green aurora but also plenty of stars, airglow, the graceful rotation of […]

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What is Nothing?

by Fraser Cain August 21, 2014

Is there any place in the Universe where there’s truly nothing? Consider the gaps between stars and galaxies? Or the gaps between atoms? What are the properties of nothing? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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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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