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The Black Hole That Birthed the Big Bang

Is the big bang, and all that came from it, a holographic mirage from another dimension?

July 15, 2014 — Niayesh Afshordi, Robert B. Mann and Razieh Pourhasan

Super Supernovae

The largest stars die in explosions more powerful than anyone thought possible—some triggered in part by the production of antimatter

May 21, 2013 — Avishay Gal-Yam
“Supernova” Cave Art Myth Debunked

“Supernova” Cave Art Myth Debunked

Thousands of years ago a star exploded in a supernova, leaving behind the glorious riot of colored gas we see now as the Crab Nebula. The light from this explosion reached Earth in 1054 A.D., creating what looked like a new bright star in the sky as recorded by ancient Chinese and Arab astronomers.

January 16, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

Does Dark Energy Really Exist?

Maybe not. The observations that led astronomers to deduce its existence could have another explanation: our galaxy lies at the center of a giant cosmic void

May 21, 2013 — Timothy Clifton and Pedro G. Ferreira