The Mysteries of Space

Age Level: 12–17  Grade Level: 7–12

While science fiction blockbusters regularly rely on gravity, black holes, and wormholes as popular plot devices, the real science behind these cosmic phenomena is just as fascinating as anything Hollywood can fabricate.

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Antimatter Explained

Antimatter Explained

Richard Gaughan
According to many science fiction books and movies, antimatter is dangerous stuff, stuff that would blow up if it comes into contact with normal matter. Antimatter and normal matter will annihilate one another in a burst of energy, and if that burst could be captured, antimatter would provide vast amounts of power...Read More

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Black Holes Explained

Black Holes Explained

On December 26, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves generated from merging black holes for the first time in human history. Through an engaging, easily accessible approach, the origins, dynamics, and ultimate fate of black holes are thoroughly unraveled so that students without a scientific background can grasp complex physics theories...Read More

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Cosmic Inflation Explained

Cosmic Inflation Explained

Cosmic inflation is the theory that the early universe went through fast, exponential expansion for a fraction of a second after the Big Bang and then slowed down to the current rate of expansion. Simplified explanations of complex scientific concepts such as dark energy, dark matter, and the cosmic microwave background and dynamic images will help students comprehend how the study of cosmic inflation has reshaped our understanding of how the universe was born, evolved, and might be in the future...Read More

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Dark Energy Explained

Dark Energy Explained

Gina Hagler
Dark energy is a mysterious force causing the universe to expand in an accelerating manner. Although Edwin Hubble discovered observational proof of expansion in 1929, the first direct evidence for dark energy came from supernova observations in the late 1990s...Read More

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Dark Matter Explained

Dark Matter Explained

Kristi Lew
Scientists believe that the universe is mostly made up of dark matter, a mysterious substance that is different from the ordinary matter people can touch, smell, see, and interact with. Dark matter cannot be directly observed, but it can be studied by examining its effect on ordinary matter...Read More

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Gravitational Waves Explained

Gravitational Waves Explained

Richard Gaughan
In September of 2015, the scientific world was buzzing: gravitational waves had been detected. It was a dramatic and conclusive demonstration of Einstein's theory of general relativity, the most complex and far-reaching theory in the history of physics...Read More

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