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An artist's depiction of two supermassive black holes converging. (P. Marenfeld/NOAO/AURA/NSF) 1

Colliding Black Holes Spell Doom for Far-Off Galaxy

Colliding Black Holes Spell Doom for Far-Off Galaxy Here in the Milky Way Galaxy, we spend a great deal of time and energy debating which apocalyptic event will supposedly ‘do us in for good’; however, there are other galaxies with their own doomsday brewing. For example: 3.5 billion light-years away, two supermassive black holes are orbiting so closely to each other it could spell doom for their entire home galaxy, which is located within the Virgo constellation. A Rhythmic Flicker Matthew Graham, a computational astronomer at Caltech, has been tracking “a rhythmic flickering from the galaxy’s nucleus, a quasar known as PG 1302-102,”  The...

Artistic representation of an interstellar wormhole 1

Magnetic Wormhole Demonstrated for First Time

Magnetic Wormhole Demonstrated For First Time—-Ever (Barcelona) Could we be a step closer to the future of interstellar space travel? Physicists at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) have demonstrated for the first time a wormhole allowing two regions of space to be connected magnetically. The study, published in Nature revealed that the experiment was conducted using two magnetic monopoles, which aren’t observably evident in nature. The poles created a sort of ‘warp’ in which an object appeared to traverse space outside of the normal three dimensional realms into what can only be described as a fourth...