Physicist creates AI algorithm that may prove reality is a simulation

A physicist creates an AI algorithm that predicts natural events and may prove the simulation hypothesis.

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  • Princeton physicist Hong Qin creates an AI algorithm that can predict planetary orbits.
  • The scientist partially based his work on the hypothesis which believes reality is a simulation.
  • The algorithm is being adapted to predict behavior of plasma and can be used on other natural phenomena.
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Astrophysicists find rare star spinning backwards

A unique star system where exoplanets orbit their star backwards located by researchers.

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  • Astrophysicists find a very rare system with two exoplanets orbiting their star backwards.
  • The star system K2-290 is 897 light years away.
  • In our Solar System, all the planets revolve in the same direction as the rotation of the Sun.
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Study reveals a "boring" era when Earth was flat, with no mountains

A study of europium crystals shows the planet was mostly flat during its middle ages.

  • Research teams studied europium crystals to show that Earth was mostly flat in its middle ages.
  • The planet had no mountains and little evolution of life.
  • This period of time is known as the "Boring Billion".
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    Astronomers figure out why some galaxies are missing dark matter

    A new study found the possible reason why some dwarf galaxies appear to not have dark matter.

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    • A new paper presents a possible reason for why some dwarf galaxies appear to be missing dark matter.
    • The researchers at the University of California, Riverside ran cosmological simulations to find the answers.
    • They discovered some galaxies were stripped of dark matter through extreme tidal loss.
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    New radar tech takes unbelievably detailed moon images from Earth

    Radar astronomy is nothing new, but a new transmitter may give us unprecedented image resolution.

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    • A new, high-resolution image of the moon has been produced using radar astronomy.
    • Objects as small as five meters wide are clearly visible.
    • The image was part of a proof of concept test — a larger transmitter may soon be built.
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