Pioneer 10, that venerable voyager through and beyond our solar system, has sent its last signal.
Portrait of the Universe as an Infant.
A very cool “map” of the early universe, thanks to the new Microwave Anisotropy Probe.
The Universe according to this findings has been pegged to being 13.7 +/- 0.2 Billion years old.
The first stars apparently ignited only 200 million years after the Universe began, earlier than cosmologists expected.
The composition of the universe is:
4% regular matter, from the cores of stars to our bones
23% “dark matter”, still in debate just what this really is.
73% “dark energy”, which makes dark matter positively well known.
So, we still have a lot to learn, but we’ve gotten a nice chunk of information today.
Fossil find in China:
Four-winged dinosaur fossil found.
More of a glider than a flyer, probably, and likely an evolutionary dead-end…but this definitely shows us we are still in the dark about the evolution of class Aves from the Dinosaurs.
Hubble watches Galaxies engage in Dance of Destruction
Personally, as a George Pal fan, I think they should have gone with “When Galaxies Collide.” Still, though, go and take a
look at these hot-off-the-telescope images and background.