Cosmology

  • Galaxy Supercluster Complexes: Filaments of Space

    Matter in space ranges in size from subatomic particles to galaxy superclusters. In fact, there are larger objects than those—complexes of superclusters called walls or sheets. These structures, as much as one billion light-years across, resemble...
    By VinceSummers July 28, 2011 

  • Understanding the Structure of a Black Hole

    Black holes are a dynamic structure within the confines of the universe. To understand the different parts, one must look at each one and discover its place within the whole. By defining a black hole's existence, the true nature of the universe can...
    By Nick Oza July 26, 2011 

  • Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

    Ever wondered how cool the universe is? How much has it cooled since it was born with the Bang! How the temperature of the universe is measured? How big a thermometer do we need? What do we do with that temperature? Well, read on.
    By informationishere June 27, 2011 


  • Nothing But the Facts About Cosmology

    Cosmology is the study of origin, current state and future of the universe as a whole. From the Big Bang to the Hubble's Law, learn the important facts about cosmology in this article.
    By informationishere June 27, 2011 

  • BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey – looking for dark energy

    The expansion rate of the Universe is increasing, not slowing down. How is that possible? The problem is that studying ordinary matter and energy, scientists are unable to account for the expansion. Scientists suspect that some other type of energy...
    By George Garza June 21, 2011 

  • What is the Giga Galaxy Zoom Project?

    The Giga Galaxy Zoom Project is an astro-photographic project which captures the Milky Way panorama in extremely fine detail. It presents three images that would be seen by ordinary observers and allows them to zoom in on the rich detail. The photographs...
    By George Garza June 16, 2011 


  • Drake Equation: Proof of Extraterrestrial Life?

    The Drake Equation, forged out of the same mold that created SETI, has directed the thoughts of scientists when it comes to the possible existence of extraterrestrial life for decades. But what does it consist of, and how have its considerations changed...
    By allychevalier June 13, 2011 

  • The Eleventh Dimension--String Theory, Supersymmetry and Super Gravity

    The development of string theory has caused an upheaval in subatomic physics. While problems with the theory remain, it seems to answer many questions left open by the Standard Model. Perhaps most importantly, it predicts the particle that carries gravity...
    By George Adcock May 20, 2011 

  • Contributions of Henry Cavendish to Our Understanding of Space

    When Henry Cavendish died in 1810, the first trains running on rail lines were barely in existence yet the work and findings of this British physicist and chemist became integral to the understanding and exploration of space two centuries later. He literally...
    By Daniel P. McGoldrick May 19, 2011 

  • The Theory of Gravitational Lensing

    Gravitational lensing is a phenomenon that is predicted by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. In this article, we will discuss the theory of gravitational lensing, the various types of gravitational lensing and their uses and the various sources...
    By Nick Oza April 21, 2011 
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