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When we look into the distant cosmos, the great majority of the objects we see are galaxies: immense gatherings of stars, planets, gas, dust, and dark matter, showing up in all kind of shapes. This Hubble picture registers several, but the galaxy catalogued as 2MASX J05210136-2521450 stands out at a glance due to its interesting shape. This object is an ultraluminous infrared galaxy which emits a tremendous amount of light at infrared wavelengths.

2MASX is an ultraluminous infrared galaxy which emits a tremendous amount of light at infrared wavelengths. Scientists connect this to intense star formation.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch / Book Review / Science Fiction / Blog book review / Summer Reads / Read now

I loved Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. I don’t typically read science fiction, but we decided to branch out in one of my book clubs and gave this one a try. It didn’t hurt that I was coming off the epic-ness of The House of the Spirits and other heavier reads and was longing for a quick page-turner. And that’s just what this was.

Illustration shows Earth surrounded by theoretical filaments of dark matter

Dense filaments of dark matter particles, called "hairs," are sprouting from Earth, according to a new study based on computer simulations.

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Surprisingly, over the course of most of humanity's existence, we had no idea that other galaxies even existed. All we could see was our own little corner

Surprisingly, over the course of most of humanity's existence, we had no idea that other galaxies even existed. All we could see was our own little corner of the universe. It wasn't until the early 1900's that the nature of the so-called "Andromeda nebula" was discerned. Edwin Hubble settled the galaxy vs. nebula debate in 1925, […]

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