Today’s Solutions: May 28, 2024

Image of galaxy cluster HCG 40.

Hubble takes beautiful image of galaxies "dancing"

The Hubble Space Telescope ventured into space over three decades ago in 1990, and has observed around 50,000 celestial bodies to date. During this time, the incredible machine fundamentally changed our understanding of the universe. Some of these achievements include its recent sighting of the Read More...

Quasar Dark Matter Space

Can galaxies exist without dark matter?

The nature of science is learning and revision. Our understanding of existence involves fine-tuning, sometimes completely restructuring our knowledge to comprise new discoveries. Physics, medicine, chemistry, all improve on themselves by revising older ideas, such as it is with dark matter and its Read More...

James Webb Space Telescope 3d render.

Webb telescope reaches its destination and turns on its camera

Here at The Optimist Daily, we like to report on the great feats of human kind, including our adventures in space. An incredible thing in recent news is that the James Webb telescope finally set off from Earth to travel up into the universe, with the mission of transforming how we study deep Read More...

Photograph of the milky way.

Mapping out the Milky Way’s snacks gives clues into dark matter

In our galaxy’s galactic halo, there are 12 streams of stars orbiting. These burning balls of gas are actually being torn apart and their energy is absorbed into the Milky Way. In other words, they are the galaxy’s food source. Using the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT), a team has finally got Read More...

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

'Ghost particle' spotted for the first time in Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), nicknamed the world’s greatest atom smasher, is the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. Consisting of a 27 kilometer long ring of superconducting magnets, it sits in a tunnel 100 meters underground at CERN, a research facility in Switzerland. The Read More...