Posts Tagged: universe

Baryogenisis: how matter came to be

Baryogenisis: how matter came to be

One of the greatest mysteries of the Universe, apart from its reason for existing, is the question “How?” : how did we come to be, how did it all start… These existential questions can throw us into Nihilistic thought, but they can also make us look further, deeper, in an attempt to find meaning in… Read more

The Big Bang – A Model

The Big Bang – A Model

The Big Bang theory, a well-known model of the Universe proposed a century ago by the astronomer Georges Lemaître, is one of the most well-known theories explaining the beginning of the Universe. However, scientists have not yet proved or refuted this theory. How can we say, then, that the Big Bang is a possibility? The… Read more

What is Dark Matter?

What is Dark Matter?

We live in on planet Earth, where the atmosphere is made of elements such as nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide and where its inhabitants, like us and all living things we see, are composed of mostly carbon-based compounds. Earth is, in turn, situated within a Solar System, where other rocky and gaseous planets rotate around… Read more

Life in Our Solar System?

Life in Our Solar System?

Are we alone in the Universe? A popular question that sprung from our need to explore and confirm that the Earth isn’t the only special planet that happened to harbor life, in want of assuring ourselves that we are insignificant in the grand scale of the Universe, and of the randomness of science in general…. Read more

When Saturn Put a Ring on It

When Saturn Put a Ring on It

Since Saturn’s discovery in the 17th century, much has been learned about the gas giant. The sixth planet from the Sun, and the second largest planet in the Solar System, Saturn is most well known for its unique ring system. The planet’s gravitational force has formed nine continuous rings and three discontinuous arcs out of ice particles, debris… Read more