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Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XV: What is the Percolation Theory Hypothesis?

Welcome back to our Fermi Paradox series, where we have a look at possible resolutions to Enrico Fermi’s well-known concern,…

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A Single Filament of Gas Has Been Discovered That Stretches 50 Million Light-Years

Minute vibrating strings discovered in string theory are not the only ones that are of interest to physicists. The Standard…

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Astronomy 2021: Top Events for the Coming Year

Eclipses, meteor showers, occultations and more in shop for the next year of astronomy 2021. Ready for another interesting year…

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A Very Interesting Radio Signal was Just Detected Coming from Proxima Centauri

There’s an effective scene in the film “Contact” (among my favs) where protagonist Ellie Arroway is sitting amongst a range…

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If a Planet Has a Lot of Methane in its Atmosphere, Life is the Most Likely Cause

The ultra-powerful James Webb Space Telescope will launch soon. Once it’s deployed, and in position at the Earth-Sun Lagrange Point…

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A Proposal for a Neutrino Detection Array Spanning 200,000 Square Kilometers

Sometimes in astronomy the acronym for a project fits it particularly well.  That would absolutely be the case for the…

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A Canadian Astronaut Will be on Artemis 2, Making it the Second Nation to Send Humans Into Deep Space (but not Walk on the Moon)

NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) recently announced that a Canadian astronaut will fly as part of the team…

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If Axions Explain Dark Matter, it Could be Possible to Detect Them Nearby Neutron Stars

As we continue to look for dark matter particles, something is extremely clear: they can not be any of the…

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NASA Announces its Artemis Astronauts: 18 People Training to Fly to the Moon

In less than 4 years, NASA will be sending out the “first woman and next man” to the Moon as…

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This galaxy took only 500 million years to form

Galaxies are expected to develop a really gradually, taking billions of years to get their large bulk. But a newfound…

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