Cosmic Background Radiation

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” V: What is the Aestivation Hypothesis?

Is it possible that the aliens are not hiding, but sleeping and waiting for the Universe to get better?

7 months ago

How We’ve ‘Morphed’ From “Starry Night” to Planck’s View of the BICEP2 Field

From the vantage point of a window in an insane asylum, Vincent van Gogh painted one of the most noted…

6 years ago

We’ve Discovered Inflation! Now What?

Days like these make being an astrophysicist interesting.  On the one hand, there is the annoucement of BICEP2 that the…

7 years ago

Why Is This A Special Time For The Universe?

You might be surprised to know that you're living in a very special time in the Universe. And in the…

7 years ago

Planck’s Cosmic Map Reveals Universe Older, Expanding More Slowly

Like archaeologists sifting through the dust of ancient civilizations, scientists with the ESA Planck mission today showed a map of…

8 years ago

Super Good at Collecting Data, Massive Science Balloon Breaks Records

Super-TIGER prepares for launch from Antarctica. NASA's Super-TIGER science balloon landed Friday at a frigid and remote base in Antarctica…

8 years ago

Planck Unveils the Wonders of the Universe

[/caption] The mission began on 13th August 2009 with a goal to image the echo’s of the birth of the…

10 years ago

How Many Stars are There in the Milky Way?

The Milky Way Galaxy, our little corner of the Universe, is a pretty massive place, with an estimated 200-400 million…

12 years ago