The Universe Is Full of Surprises

Phil and Stephen discuss cosmic mysteries.

The Perseus Signal — “What We Found Could Not Be Explained by Known Physics”

We could be “looking at” dark matter here.

A Giant Galaxy Orbiting Our Own Just Appeared Out of Nowhere

A while back we learned that there could be more planets — even big ones — in our solar system that we still haven’t discovered. Turns out there are also whole galaxies right in our neighborhood — orbiting our own galaxy! — waiting to be discovered.

Lucky it’s not one of these:

‘Death Star’ Black Hole Fires At Neighboring Galaxy

But even dodging that bullet doesn’t help us much in the long run:

The universe will end much sooner than previously thought, says study

Expansion is 8% greater than we thought. We’re that much closer to the “big freeze” at the end of time. (Still not particularly close, of course.) What’s driving the faster-than-expected expansion? Possibly dark matter — see above.

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Phil Bowermaster is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live. Phil helps leaders and their organizations develop strategies for managing accelerating change. He shows how imagination, optimism, empathy, and humor can make all the difference in both understanding and making the most of the powerful currents of change we face.