The Universe Out of Nothing

February 4, 2011

Okay, recently, I found a new lecture on cosmology, the origin and property of the universe, and what our future universe would look like in a hundred billion years’ time. The lecture is done by professor Lawrence Krauss. He is an amazing lecturer, and I love his injection of humor into it. Trust me when I say you will learn a lot of amazing things about the universe. Some of it may be speculation, but a lot of it is experimentally verified. Check it out:

Hat tip: Pharyngula commenter Lewelly

Good Kepler News

February 4, 2011

Firstly, the Kepler space telescope discovered a weird, compact planetary system composed of six planets, which you can read about it in here.

Secondly, and this is the best of all news, they have discovered over a thousand candidates of stars harboring planets. Over the next few years, expect the number of planets discovered to increase dramatically.

hat tip: badastronomy and io9