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What’s Causing The Universe To Expand?

We've all heard that the Universe is expanding, but why is it expanding? What's the force pushing everything outwards? If…

8 years ago

Where Have All the Pulsars Gone? The Mystery at the Center of Our Galaxy

The galactic center is a happening place, with lots of gas, dust, stars, and surprising binary stars orbiting a supermassive black…

8 years ago

Higgs Boson Physicists Receive 2013 Nobel Prize

That was fast! Just one year after a Higgs Boson-like particle was found at the Large Hadron Collider, the two physicists…

9 years ago

Subatomic Particles

[/caption] Not long ago, scientists believed that the smallest part of matter was the atom; the indivisible, indestructible, base unit…

12 years ago

What are Photons

[/caption] When we think about light we don't really think about what it is made of. This was actually the…

12 years ago

What Is An Electron

[/caption] What is an electron? Easily put, an electron is a subatomic particle that carries a negative electric charge. There…

12 years ago

States of Matter

Solid, liquid, gas … those are the states of matter we're thoroughly familiar with, but what makes for a state…

13 years ago

How Many Atoms Are There in the Universe?

It's no secret that the universe is an extremely vast place. That which we can observe (aka. "the known Universe")…

13 years ago