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Watch The Cosmic Evolution Of The Universe In This Stunning Short Film

In Infinitude, abstract, geometrical shapes condense into stars, which explode into supernovae, sending an asteroid careening through space towards a nascent Earth. The mixed media short film is the creation of Canadian filmmaker Scott Portingale.

There May Be An Earth-Like Exoplanet Less Than Five Light Years Away

Rumours are flying that astronomers at the European Southern Observatory have discovered an Earth-like exoplanet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, our nearest neighbouring star. If confirmed, this is undeniably one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the century.

This Planet With Three Suns Shouldn't Even Exist

Three hundred and twenty light years away in the Centaurus constellation sits one of the strangest planets humans have ever laid eyes on. It’s four times as massive as Jupiter and orbits twice as far out as Pluto — around one of its three suns.

5 Crazy Theories That Actually Turned Out To Be True

Video: People are generally wrong. So don’t be afraid to stand out on your own with your own crazy theory on how this here world and the universe around us exists (let’s not get too conspiracy crazy though). Here are five ideas that were totally crazy at the time but actually turned out to be right. Like how the Earth is round and how gravitational waves exist and how the Big Bang Theory is the leading theory on how the universe exists and so on.

The Entire Universe In One Clever Map

Image Cache: A map of the known universe to a constant scale would either be very big, or very useless. But use a logarithmic scale to compress the distances as you travel outwards, and you get this gorgeous and slightly Eye-of-Sauron image.

This Timeline Shows The Entire History, And Potential Future, Of The Universe

It can be hard to get your head around the long and complex history of the Universe. But this new timeline by Slovak graphic designer Martin Vargic does a wonderful job of describing the last 13.8 billion years of space — and what might happen in the next 10 billion, too.

Simulating A Universe With A Computer: Yes, This Is Complicated

The EAGLE Project isn’t some neo-Nazi project to bring a cloned Hitler to life; rather, it’s trying to simulate a universe inside a supercomputer. Yes, it’s exactly as complicated as it sounds.

Beautifully Simulated 3D Trip Through Space Is What Dreams Are Made Of

Video: I woke up today and had already seen this stunning video of space before I even saw it in real life because I’m 100 per cent sure it was created in my dreams. It wasn’t; it was rendered in the 3D simulation program Space Engine. But this digital recreation of space is what every kid imagines when they look up at a starry sky for the first time or learn about the planets and space.

Video Explainer: Why We Haven't Found Any Aliens In The Universe

Previously, Kurzgesagt attempted to explain where all the aliens are by touching on The Fermi Paradox. This time around, the video explainer comes up with some possible reasons for why we haven’t found any aliens yet. We might be communicating with them wrong. They might be extinct. Maybe our technology isn’t there yet. And so on.

Beautiful Photo Shows White Dwarf Stars Moving Away From A Star Cluster

Like a celestial Rorschach test, I can see so many things when I stare at this wonderful photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. It’s like static on a TV. Or like a crowded future city lit by buildings stacked on buildings. But what it really is is even cooler: it’s the first time pictures have been taken of white dwarf stars migrating from the centre of a star cluster to the outskirts.

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