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What Would It Be Like To Fall Into A Black Hole?

by Brian Koberlein September 5, 2014

Let’s say you happened to fall into the nearest black hole? What would you experience and see? And what would the rest of the Universe see as this was happening? Brian Koberlein on Google+

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What Time is It in the Universe?

by Fraser Cain August 28, 2014

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… 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? 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? Fraser Cain on Google+

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