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We Actually Live Inside a Huge Bubble in Space, Physicist Proposes

by Becky Ferreira, Vice

What if the Earth, the galaxy, and all the galaxies near us were enclosed in a weirdly empty bubble? This scenario could resolve some longstanding questions about the nature of the universe.

From our vantage point here on Earth, the universe can seem like a relatively calm and static place. But astronomical observations over the past century have revealed that this giant thing we live in, whatever it may be, is mysteriously expanding at an ever-accelerating pace.

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This Is How The Universe Changes With Every New Year That Passes

by Ethan Siegel, Forbes

With each new year that comes upon us, there are a slew of new events awaiting us not only here on Earth, but throughout the entire observable Universe. Despite all appearances that things don’t change very much, particularly on cosmic scales, our planet, the Solar System, the galaxy, and even the entire Universe all undergo significant metamorphoses that are not only detectable, but that cumulatively add up as time goes on.

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Scientists Just Found an “Impossible” Black Hole in The Milky Way Galaxy

by Michelle Starr, ScienceAlert

A new black hole search method has just yielded fruit, and boy is it juicy. Astronomers have found a stellar-mass black hole clocking in at around 70 times the mass of the Sun – but according to current models of stellar evolution, its size is impossible, at least in the Milky Way.

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Earth was on the other side of the galaxy when dinosaurs reigned

by Ashley Strickland, CNN – Space+Science

Apart from the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, there aren’t many connections between space and dinosaurs outside of the imagination. But that all changed when NASA research scientist Jessie Christiansen brought the two together in an animation on social media this month.

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If There’s a Wormhole Hiding in Our Galaxy, Could We Really Find It?

by Yasemin Saplakoglu, LiveScience

Wormholes, passageways that connect one universe or time to another, are still only theoretical — but that doesn’t mean physicists aren’t looking for them. In a new study, researchers describe how to find wormholes in the folds of our galaxy.

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