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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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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Gravity Explained

Gravity Explained

Gravity causes an apple to fall to the ground and keeps the moon in orbit around Earth, but it can also trap light for infinity in a dying star and ripple across the cosmos carrying the news of a massive collision between two distant black holes...Read More

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The Big Bang Explained

The Big Bang Explained

The Big Bang theory describes the very beginnings of the universe, when it was infinitesimally small and infinitely dense, and follows its rapid expansion and evolution, from the formation of nuclei within the first few minutes to the creation of the first galaxies a billion years later...Read More

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The Higgs Mechanism Explained

The Higgs Mechanism Explained

The Standard Model explains how the universe works at distances a billion times smaller than the size of an atom. However, in the Standard Model, none of the particles have mass, yet one only has to look around to see that things do have mass...Read More

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Wormholes Explained

Wormholes Explained

A wormhole is a tube-like distortion of time and space connecting distant places in the universe. Wormholes have been featured in many movies, but can they really exist? Wormholes are a prediction of scientific theories, and the precision of mathematics allows them to be described, even before they have ever been seen...Read More

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