In 2010, scientists succeeded in recreating a miniature version of the Big Bang. Within a few years, some of the universe's deepest secrets may be unlocked. What would mankind do if they possessed the power of creating new worlds? Probably use it for creating some kind of decorative snow globe...
Two teams of astronomers have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe. The water, equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world's ocean, surrounds a huge, feeding black hole, called a quasar, more than 12 billion light-years away.
Like part of a cosmic Russian doll, our universe may be nested inside a black hole that is itself part of a larger universe. In turn, all the black holes found so far in our universe—from the microscopic to the supermassive—may be doorways into alternate realities.
The possibility of the Large Hadron Collider destroying the Earth could yet be debated in court. If the right kind of claim is filed in the proper court, a judge may soon have to face the question of whether an injunction might be needed to save the world.
Within a decade scientists could be able to detect the merger of tens of pairs of black holes every year, according astronomers. By modeling the behavior of stars, the team finds that they are ideal environments for black holes to coalesce.