April 09, 2021
Gravity; Electromagnetic spectrum; black hole; Quantum mechanics; cosmic microwave background radiation; powerful accelerators; Doppler effect
From its accelerated expansion to dark matter and energy, the universe continues to amaze and perplex a hoard of talking monkeys whose consciousness is from a collection of connected neurons. After sleeping through a hundred million years in wisps, ashes and smoking gun we – the rational beings developed from the Darwin's principle of natural selection − can only scratch at the surface of its immensity, but whenever we do we pick up remarkable information, and images, which are awe inspiring and baffling in equal measure. Here are some of the most surprising and interesting things about the universe we live in.