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The age of the universe and its vast number of stars suggests that extraterrestrial life should be common. If that’s the case, then where is everyone? In this infographic we explore some possibilities.

The age of the universe and its vast number of stars suggests that extraterrestrial life should be common. If that’s the case, then where is everyone? In this infographic we explore some possibilities.

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Nearly 14 billion years ago, there was nothing and nowhere. Then, due to a random fluctuation in a completely empty void, a universe exploded into existence. Something the size of a subatomic particle inflated to unimaginably huge size in a fraction of a second, driven apart by negative-pressure vacuum energy. Scientists call this theory for the origin of the universe the Big Bang.

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European Space Agency’s Planck space telescope looked back at the afterglow of the Big Bang, & those results have now added about 80 Ma to the universe’s age, putting it at 13.81 Ba

From dark energy and string theory to the end of the Universe, these are the unanswered cosmic conundra that are still baffling scientists.

From dark energy and string theory to the end of the Universe, these are the unanswered cosmic conundra that are still baffling scientists.

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STEPHEN HAWKING: How to build a time machine

Time travel through a wormhole STEPHEN HAWKING: How to build a time machine Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1269288/STEPHEN-HAWKING-How-build-time-machine.html#ixzz2hC8SepaW Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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What really happened right after the Big Bang?

The current theory, I wonder if the discovery of black and anti matter will change this theory.

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The two largest pieces of the Universe that we know the least about, yet nothing less than the ultimate fate of the Universe will be determined by them. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

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Einstein's general theory of relativity suggests, among other things, that masses in space distort the geometry of space-time. In addition, moving objects emit waves of gravitational radiation that carry energy away into space.

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Black hole? Or wormhole in disguise? | CosmOnline

Black hole? Or wormhole in disguise? | CosmOnline

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Incidentally, did you know that Leon Lederman, the former director of Fermilab actually wanted to call the Higgs Boson Particle, not the God Particle, but [...]