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Humans don't know much about the universe, but we do know that most of the gravity holding it together — around 85 per cent of it — comes from something we can't see or touch called dark matter. And some other force we can't see or touch, called dark energy, is simultaneously causing the universe to expand, at an ever-increasing rate. But our measurements that seek to nail down the effects of dark energy don't seem to be adding up.
Video: This planet of ours, it ain't gonna last forever. And though who the heck knows what's going to happen to the world that far off into the future (or even after November 8), Life Noggin decided to conduct a little brain exercise about how we could convert a planet like Mars or Venus, or a moon like Europa, into a second Earth.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Remember that time when you first realised that the universe was an incredibly gigantic place, when you felt humbled and fortunate at the mere thought of existing in this vast cosmic arena? Listen to Professor Tom Burns, of Ohio Wesleyan University and Director of Perkins Observatory. He still feels that way.
The visual effects team that made Gravity look so God damn great is planning to "tell the story of the universe", using Magic Leap's augmented reality technology to create an immersive live show next year.
Video: Ray Bradbury is one of my favourite sci-fi writers. I read his books and watched the movies adapted from his books — Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451 is a must watch — but I've never heard him talk. This video illustrates the audio from a 1974 interview where he shares his thoughts about science and the universe.
It's been a long time since I craved a computer program, but now I want Space Engine so much that I'm ready to buy a PC just to be able to immerse myself in it. Developed by Vladimir Romanyuk, Space Engine is a complete sandbox simulation of the universe with mind-blowing graphics.