Science Illustrated

Did the Big Bang happen more than once?

COSMOLOGY

osmologists, who work with the structure and development of the universe, are not too keen on unique events without an explanation. It’s just not how nature works. Normally, laws of nature describe a framework in which events take place many times–such as the formation of stars and planets, which originate in large numbers whenever conditions suit. It is logical to apply the same expectation to cosmology, which would

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Science Illustrated

Science Illustrated3 min lettiAstronomy & Space Sciences
The Deep Sea Floor Teems With Life
We have planted flags on the Moon, sent spacecraft to Mars, and taken samples from asteroids 300 million kilometres away. But there are still places on Earth that humans have never visited. The American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Science Illustrated1 min lettiPhysics
Dead Stars Are Invisible
→ Astronomers usually discover a black hole because stars seem to orbit nothing – or an object that is very massive, but emits no radiation. And that can only be a black hole. → Light and other radiation cannot escape a black hole, but the disc aroun
Science Illustrated1 min lettiAstronomy & Space Sciences
Orbit Requires Higher Speeds
→On a short space mission such as with Virgin Galactic, the craft is launched to an altitude of around 100km, subsequently landing again close to the launch site. This requires a speed of about 4000km/h, which can be achieved with a simple one-stage