What Is Universe?

We discuss the most fascinating topics of contemporary cosmology (time, gravity, multiverse, ...) and thereby inspire people to learn more about science.
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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will be the world’s most advanced and capable ground-based optical, near-infrared, and mid-infrared observatory.

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Hawaii's Big Island is slated to be one of the world's largest, most powerful telescopes.

We discuss the most fascinating topics of contemporary cosmology (time, gravity, multiverse, ...) and thereby inspire people to learn more about science.

We discuss the most fascinating topics of contemporary cosmology (time, gravity, multiverse, .) and thereby inspire people to learn more about science.

13.8 billion years ago the Universe was initially significantly smaller than even a pore on your skin. With the Big Bang, the fabric of space itself began expanding like the surface of an inflating balloon.

billion years ago the Universe was initially significantly smaller than even a pore on your skin. With the Big Bang, the fabric of space itself began expanding like the surface of an inflating balloon.

http://www.astrowatch.net/2013/04/another-potentially-habitable-planet.html    Current list of potentially habitable exoplanets including Kepler-61b. Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune were added for scale. Credit: phl.upr.edu

The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog - Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo

The Closest Star System Found in a Century

The Closest Star System Found in a Century

NASA, ESA Telescopes Find Evidence for Asteroid Belt Around Vega    http://www.astrowatch.net/2013/01/nasa-esa-telescopes-find-evidence-for.html#

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a large asteroid belt around the star Vega, the second brightest star in northern night skies. The scientists used data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the European Space Agency’s (ESA).

The 8.4-meter LSST will survey the entire visible sky deeply in multiple colors every week with its three-billion pixel digital camera, probing the mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy.

At a traditional stone-laying ceremony outside La Serena, Chile on April construction officially began of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope . This ambitious international astrophysics project is slated to start scanning the heavens in

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