Tag Archives: Dark Energy

Recalling a Fallen Star’s Legacy in High-Energy Particle Physics

By DENNIS OVERBYE From New York Times Published: January 17, 2011 The machine known as the Tevatron is four miles around. Bison graze nearby on the 6,800 acres of former farmland occupied by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, … Continue reading

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Quest for Dark Energy May Fade to Black

By DENNIS OVERBYE Published in New York Times: January 3, 2011 What happens to a dark energy dream deferred? An ambitious $1.6 billion spacecraft that would investigate the mysterious force that is apparently accelerating the expansion of the universe — and … Continue reading

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Best Cosmic Mindblowers of 2010 From Nat Geo News

Perhaps Stephen Hawking said it best: “Our image of the universe today is full of strange-sounding ideas and remarkable truths.” Wrap your brain around National Geographic News editors’ picks of some of the odder astrophysics concepts introduced in 2010. Every … Continue reading

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A Costly Quest for the Dark Heart of the Cosmos

New York Times By DENNIS OVERBYE Published: November 16, 2010 After 16 years and $1.5 billion of other people’s money, it is almost showtime for NASA and Sam Ting. Enlarge This Image Fred Merz for The New York Times Scientists … Continue reading

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Parallel Universes – BBC Horizon

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Super-massive Black Holes – BBC Horizon

The Key Points: 1. Supermassive black holes exist in the center of every galaxy, including the Milky Way. 2. Supermassive black holes play the key roles in the formation of stars and galaxies. 3. Supermassive black holes become quiet after pushing … Continue reading

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Higgs, dark matter and supersymmetry: What the Large Hadron Collider will tell us (Steven Weinberg)

Standard Model of Elementary Particles: Higgs (Heavy, Spin: 0) Supersymmetry: Dark Matter Elementary Particles (Heavy, Spin: 1/2)

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