Axions could unlock the mystery of why you exist

When our universe was born, the meeting of matter and antimatter should have annihilated each other. That means that nothing—no Earth, no sun, no galaxies, no humans—would exist. But we do.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
March 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: physics antimatter big-bang featured science-and-technology

Is our universe shaped like a sphere?

A new theory about a sphere-shaped universe contradicts the conventional idea that the universe stretches infinitely in all directions.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
March 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space universe big-bang light featured science-and-technology

Telescope closes in on signal from end of ‘cosmic dark age’

Researchers are closer than ever to detecting a signal from a time when the first stars in the universe emerged from the "cosmic dark ages."

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Nov. 26, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space big-bang light stars hydrogen science-and-technology

Big questions: What does the universe look like?

What does the universe look like? Get the answer to this and other spacey questions straight from the experts in this video.

Drew Sykes-NC State • futurity
Sept. 11, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: space big-bang astronauts stars featured science-and-technology

Is dark matter older than the Big Bang?

Exactly what dark matter is and how it came to be is still a mystery, but new calculations could add to our understanding of its origins.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Aug. 9, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: physics space dark-matter big-bang science-and-technology

13-billion-year-old star is made of Big Bang stuff

The star may be from one of the first generations in the universe and suggests our galactic neighborhood could be billions of years older than we thought.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Nov. 8, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: space big-bang stars featured science-and-technology

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