Renowned scientist Professor Stephen Hawking has claimed that the survival of the human race depends on colonizing other planets. He also stated that aggression is the trait that could lead to the demise of humanity. He added, space represents the long term future of the human race and can act as “life insurance” for the species.
It was a huge win for Big Bang supporters when, in March 2014, a team of astronomers claimed they had found direct evidence to support the concept of cosmic inflation — the super-rapid expansion of the Universe that occurred just fractions of a second after it exploded into existence. The discovery was monumental, completely altering our perception of the early moments of space and time.
We Earthlings love to dream, conjure and extrapolate. If you pose a question such as, “What if Earth had Saturn’s rings?” with all the resources available these days someone will not only answer the question but create some beautiful graphics to depict it!
In a recent development that Hollywood could only hope for, a former NASA employee is claiming that there was a secret manned mission in the 1970s, and that the space agency covered it up. The woman, identified only as “Jackie,” said she was part of the team monitoring the Viking Lander expedition in 1979, and that she saw human figures on Mars.
It’s easy to guess where the hottest place in the universe might be — the core of a giant star, maybe, or a disk of gas heated to millions of degrees as it tries to cram its way into a super-massive black hole, or even, for a fraction of a second, a fusion reactor in New Jersey. It’s harder to imagine the coldest place, though.
Anyone of us wondered at least once in his lifetime, exactly where is the coldest place on the planet. Either we put this question in a blizzard and cold evening winter, or simply because we are curious to know more about world in which we live, there are places on our planet where the temperature drops to almost unimaginable levels.
The leap from our universe to another is theoretically possible, say physicists. And the technology to test the idea is available today.
Separation of church and state cannot dictate what is taught in schools all the time. A classic example of this is the creationism versus evolution debate. What people believe should be taught in schools varies widely from community to community, and usually reflects the religious views of the community in which the school resides.