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The universe (Latin: universus) is all of space and time and their contents, including planets, stars, galaxies, and all other forms of matter and energy. At the largest scale, galaxies are distributed uniformly and the same in all directions, meaning that the universe has neither an edge nor a center.

What do we know about the universe?

The universe (Latin: universus) is all of space and time and their contents, including planets, stars, galaxies, and all other forms of matter and energy. At the largest scale, galaxies are distributed uniformly and the same in all directions, meaning that the universe has neither an edge nor a center.

How do scientist know so much about the universe?

Things in space which release or reflect light, like stars or planets, can be seen either with the naked eye or with telescopes. By looking at that light, scientists can either directly tell where objects in space are, or at least can make deductions about their locations.

By studying the cosmos beyond our own planet, we can understand where we came from, where we are going, and how physics works under conditions which are impossible to recreate on Earth. In astronomy, the Universe is our laboratory!

Why is the universe expanding?

Astronomers theorize that the faster expansion rate is due to a mysterious, dark force that is pulling galaxies apart. One explanation for dark energy is that it is a property of space. As a result, this form of energy would cause the universe to expand faster and faster.

Will the universe end?

If the Universe holds enough matter, including dark matter, the combined gravitational attraction of everything will gradually halt this expansion and precipitate the ultimate collapse. Over time, galaxies, then individual stars, will smash into each other more frequently, killing off any life on nearby planets.

Is dark matter everywhere?

As of now, the existence of any dark matter in the solar system remains as mysterious as its presence everywhere else.

1 gram of dark matter is worth $65.5 trillion.

How strong is dark matter?

Unlike normal matter, dark matter does not interact with the electromagnetic force. This means it does not absorb, reflect or emit light, making it extremely hard to spot.

Is dark matter important?

Understanding dark matter is important to understanding the size, shape and future of the universe. The amount of dark matter in the universe will determine if the universe is open (continues to expand), closed (expands to a point and then collapses) or flat (expands and then stops when it reaches equilibrium).

How does dark matter affect humans?

But more-massive pieces of dark matter known as macroscopic dark matter, or macros, could lurk in the cosmos. In theory, macros could directly interact with physical objects such as human bodies, causing “significant damage,” according to the new study titled “Death by Dark Matter.”

What is the cause of dark matter?

The primary candidate for dark matter is some new kind of elementary particle that has not yet been discovered, in particular, weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). Many experiments to directly detect and study dark matter particles are being actively undertaken, but none have yet succeeded.

Can we see dark matter?

Although we cannot see dark matter and we have not yet detected it in a lab, its presence is made known through gravitational effects. Based on theoretical models of the universe, dark matter accounts for nearly five times as much of the universe as does regular matter.

Can matter be created?

Matter can change form through physical and chemical changes, but through any of these changes, matter is conserved. The same amount of matter exists before and after the change—none is created or destroyed. This concept is called the Law of Conservation of Mass.

Is Dark Matter heavy?

Physicists previously estimated that dark matter particles had to be lighter than the “Planck mass” – about 1.2 x 10^19 GeV, at least a 1,000 times heavier than the largest-known particles — yet heavier than 10^minus 24 eV to fit with observations of the smallest galaxies known to contain dark matter, he said.

Where is dark matter found?

The first variety is about 4.5 percent of the universe and is made of the familiar baryons (i.e., protons, neutrons, and atomic nuclei), which also make up the luminous stars and galaxies. Most of this baryonic dark matter is expected to exist in the form of gas in and between the galaxies.

Can neutrinos be dark matter?

Neutrinos are a form of dark matter, because they have mass, and weakly interact with light. But neutrinos have such a small mass and high energy that they move through the universe at nearly the speed of light. For this reason, they are known as hot dark matter.

Can you touch antimatter?

When antimatter and regular matter touch together, they destroy each other and release lots of energy in the form of radiation (usually gamma rays). If it’s a small amount, it’s totally safe.

Is dark matter invisible?

Scientists have not yet observed dark matter directly. It doesn’t interact with baryonic matter and it’s completely invisible to light and other forms of electromagnetic radiation, making dark matter impossible to detect with current instruments.

Can Dark Matter give you superpowers?

In anime/manga Dark Matter has broad range of powers, including Form Manipulation/Elemental Manipulation. It isn’t associated with space, but more with “Supernatural” form of matter normally associated with Dark Energy Manipulation, various forms of Magic and Destructive Energy Manipulation.

Are humans made of energy?

all matter and psychological processes — thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and attitudes — are composed of energy. When applied to the human body, every atom, molecule, cell, tissue and body system is composed of energy that when superimposed on each other create what is known as the human energy field.

What is outside the universe?

Outside the bounds of our universe may lie a “super” universe. Space outside space that extends infinitely into what our little bubble of a universe may expand into forever. Lying hundreds of billions of light years from us could be other island universes much like our own.

Who created the universe?

A Belgian priest named Georges Lemaître first suggested the big bang theory in the 1920s, when he theorized that the universe began from a single primordial atom.

Are there other universes?

Our universe is but one in an unimaginably massive ocean of universes called the multiverse. If that concept isn’t enough to get your head around, physics describes different kinds of multiverse. The easiest one to comprehend is called the cosmological multiverse.

What is bigger than a universe?

Cosmos At Least 250x Bigger Than Visible Universe, Say Cosmologists. The universe is much bigger than it looks, according to a study of the latest observations. When we look out into the Universe, the stuff we can see must be close enough for light to have reached us since the Universe began.

What galaxy do we live in?

the Milky Way

What shape is an irregular galaxy?

An irregular galaxy is a galaxy that does not have a distinct regular shape, unlike a spiral or an elliptical galaxy. Irregular galaxies do not fall into any of the regular classes of the Hubble sequence, and they are often chaotic in appearance, with neither a nuclear bulge nor any trace of spiral arm structure.

How old is our galaxy?

13.51 billion years

What’s bigger than a galaxy?

A supercluster is a large group of smaller galaxy clusters or galaxy groups; it is among the largest known structures of the universe.