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Top 8 Fascinating Electroweak Era Facts

By astronimate / 7 months ago

Top 8 Fascinating Electroweak Era Facts Electroweak Era Facts #7: It’s going to be a bit toasty out today! During the Electroweak Era, temperatures have technically “cooled.” However, the climate still swells at over 18 quadrillion degrees. In other words, the average temperature in the universe is hot enough to easily melt any metal. Actually, it’s hot […]

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Top 8 Fascinating Grand Unified Theory Era Facts

By astronimate / 7 months ago

Top 8 Fascinating Grand Unified Theory Era Facts   Grand Unified Theory Era Facts #7: What does GUT have to do with this time period? During this early age of the universe, temperature and pressure were tragically high! Actually, under such extremes, some strange things happen. In fact, such extreme heats even affect the universe’s fundamental forces! […]

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Top 10 Big Bang Facts: Things You Didn’t Know About the Universe

By astronimate / 7 months ago

Top 10 Big Bang Facts: Things You Didn’t Know About the Universe   Big Bang Facts #9: An accidental name Ironically, English astronomer, Fred Hoyle first coined the term “big bang” as a mockery. Originally, upon learning of the newly-formed theory of an expanding universe, Hoyle showed his contempt and disbelief by jokingly labeling it the […]

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Top 10 Fascinating Planck Era Facts

By astronimate / 7 months ago

Top 10 Fascinating Planck Era Facts Planck Era Facts #9: Microscopic timeline Indeed, the Planck Era only occurred briefly after the big bang began. But, how briefly? Actually, it was less than one quattuordecillionth of a second. So, how brief is that? In fact, it’s a “1” followed by 45 zeros! In other words, too brief […]

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Sirius Star Facts: Getting to Know the Brightest Star

By astronimate / 8 months ago

Sirius Star Facts: Getting to Know the Brightest Star   Gaze up at the night sky, anywhere on Earth, and you will see Sirius. And, as the brightest star in our Earth skies, Sirius outshines planets, nebulas and several other wonders. But, Sirius is a complicated system containing two stars. Chalked to the brim with […]

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Polaris Star Facts: Getting to Know the North Star

By astronimate / 8 months ago

Polaris Star Facts: Getting to Know Our North Star Similar to Hollywood, the night sky is loaded with stars. And, some stars are more famous than others. Polaris, known formally as Alpha Ursae Minoris, is possibly the most famous star. Now, you may know this star more commonly as the “north star.” But, you may […]

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Top 10 New Horizons Pluto Pictures

By astronimate / 8 months ago

Top 10 New Horizons Pluto Pictures NASA’s New Horizons mission left Earth during January, 2006. Then, Pluto was still considered our solar system’s ninth planet. Now, a decade later, we enjoy breathtaking images each week. Then, as the spacecraft approached the ice realm, the world stood still, in awe. Finally, close approach took the craft […]

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Next Star to go Supernova: Top 10 Candidates

By astronimate / 8 months ago

Next Star to go Supernova: Top 10 Candidates Stars are delicate machines, using perfect balances of gravity pushing in and nuclear power pushing out. When a massive enough star runs out of nuclear fuel, gravity wins and the star collapses on itself. Now, a massive explosion happens, a supernova! But, what is the next star […]

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Top 25 Amazing Hubble Photos – Celebrating 26 Years in Space

By astronimate / 10 months ago

Top 25 Amazing Hubble Photos – Celebrating 26 Years in Space Hubble Space Telescope launched in the spring of 1990. At first, over-budget and behind schedule, Hubble was the cause of much concern, doubt and frustration. Under great pressures to launch the $2.5 billion project, engineers sent the telescope into space with flawed mirrors. Then, the […]

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