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Space travel could create language unintelligible to people on Earth

A new study looks at what would happen to human language on a long journey to other star systems.

Credit: NASA Ames Research Center
  • Researchers proposes that language could change dramatically on long space voyages.
  • Spacefaring people might lose the ability to understand the people of Earth.
  • This scenario is of particular concern for potential "generation ships."
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We Are “Extragalactic Immigrants” from Faraway Galaxies, Discover Astrophysicists

Northwestern University researchers discover the unexpected origins of half the atoms in our bodies.

Scientists Discover Fast-Moving Galaxies That May Contradict Einstein's Theory of Gravity

Scientists discover unusual galaxies that raise questions about Einstein's theory of gravity and the existence of dark matter.

A present-day near-miss of two spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427, which is possibly comparable to the early flyby of the Andromeda Galaxy past our own Milky Way. Courtesy of © Gemini Image Gallery.

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Astronomers Discover a Massive Galaxy Made Mostly of Dark Matter

Astronomers find a galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter.

A team of astronomers, led by Yale University’s Professor Pieter van Dokkum, has located a galaxy comprised almost fully of dark matter.  

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