Is the universe infinite?

Determining if the universe is infinite pushes the limits of our knowledge.

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  • The size and shape of the universe has yet to be resolved.
  • The size of the universe is linked to understanding its shape and the limits of our observations.
  • New studies and going deeper into space will help us answer the question: "Is the universe infinite?"
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Scientists find dark matter “bridges” that may reveal future of our galaxy

A new AI-generated map of dark matter shows previously undiscovered filamentary structures connecting galaxies.

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  • Scientists use artificial intelligence to produce a new map of dark matter in the local universe.
  • The map's precision may lead to new insights into dark matter and the future of our universe.
  • The map contains previously unknown "hidden bridges" that link galaxies.
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The universe works like a huge human brain, discover scientists

A new study found similarities between the human brain and the cosmic network of galaxies.

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  • A new study finds similarities between the structures and processes of the human brain and the cosmic web.
  • The research was carried out by an astrophysicist and a neurosurgeon.
  • The two systems are vastly different in size but resemble each other in several key areas.
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Astrophysicists reconstruct the Milky Way's family tree

A team of astrophysicists used AI to figure out which clusters of stars merged to become our galaxy.

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  • Scientists use artificial intelligence to reconstruct the globular clusters that merged to form our Milky Way galaxy.
  • The researchers ran simulations on a neural network to discover the history and details about our galactic ancestors.
  • They found that a collision with a previous galaxy called "Kraken" was so powerful it transformed the Milky Way.
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New Hubble images add to the dark matter puzzle

The images and our best computer models don't agree.

  • Scientists can detect the gravitational effects of invisible dark matter.
  • Dark matter causes visual distortions of what's behind it.
  • The greater the distortion, the greater the amount of dark matter. Maybe.
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