A link between the Higgs boson and dark energy?

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Everyone has heard about it, and physicists are still hunting it: the Higgs boson. This hypothetical particle, which is supposed to give all other particles mass, might also be related to the expansion of the Universe.
Scientists at CERN are still looking for the legendary particle, and it’s probably just a …

50 new planets in our neighbourhood

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The list of other worlds has recently grown bigger: astronomers have announced that they have found 50 more exoplanets, orbiting nearby stars. That’s the largest number of exoplanets ever announced at once.
The team, led by Michel Mayor from University of Geneva, Switzerland, used the HARPS (High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet …

The end of the cosmological principle?

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The cosmological principle is a fundamental notion of modern cosmology. In a few words, our position in the Universe has nothing special: wherever you are in the Universe, when you observe it, what you see is the same everywhere, and the laws of physics are the same everywhere. The Universe …

Traversable wormholes… without exotic matter

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According to string theory, hypothetical shortcuts through spacetime called wormholes, might well exist in our Universe.
For those of you who wouldn’t be Stargate fans, wormholes would be “tunnels” between two different locations in the Universe (they could also allow to travel in time, or to parallel universes). Basically, while it …

A new type IA supernova in M101!

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There’s been some great news for amateur astronomers recently (and not only for them)! A bit more than a week ago, a new type IA supernova appeared in the Pinwheel galaxy (M101), ans that’s very important news.
Of course, astronomers are carefully observing the event, gathering as much data as they …

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