The Universe

Life Could be Common Across the Universe, Just Not in Our Region

The building blocks of life can, and did, spontaneously assemble under the right conditions. That's called spontaneous generation, or abiogenesis.…

2 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: Jan 9, 2019 – Lucianne Walkowicz

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

3 years ago

What Was Cosmic Inflation? The Quest to Understand the Earliest Universe

The Big Bang was a tremendous theory, but it had a few problems. In 1980 Alan Guth developed the revolutionary…

4 years ago

The Universe

Measuring about 91 billion light years in diameter and being 13.8 billion years old, the Universe encompasses all matter, energy,…

4 years ago

Do I Believe in UFOs?

Everyone always wants to know if I believe in aliens. They really want to know if I believe in UFOs,…

5 years ago

What is the Biggest Star in the Universe?

If our Universe could be likened to a playground, our Sun would be one of the little kids playing in…

5 years ago

Mathematics: The Beautiful Language of the Universe

Let us discuss the very nature of the cosmos. What you may find in this discussion is not what you…

6 years ago

Pale Blue Dot: an Animated Contemplation

Every now and then, someone takes Carl Sagan's wonderful reading of his iconic "Pale Blue Dot" narrative and turns it…

9 years ago

Contest: Win “The Universe: Our Solar System” in Blu-ray

A new giveaway opportunity! This time it is the Blu-ray edition of The Universe: Our Solar System. The Blu-ray edition…

11 years ago

Amazing: Scale of the Universe

[/caption] Via the Bad Astronomer, check out this incredible interactive Flash animation from NewGrounds that provides a scale of the…

12 years ago