Why do scientists use the word beauty to describe the universe? Gaze at the universe with a knowing eye. There’s beauty on every level—simplicity and regularity, even...
Our universe is astounding in that the laws of physics have to be perfect beyond belief for stars and planets, and for human beings, to even exist. Does this demonstrate, if...
When we speak about the future of the universe, we mean when our sun burns out, when galaxies collide, when everything flies apart and ultimately evaporates. Do the untold...
Why is our universe seemingly so conducive to life and mind? Some argue God. Some say a teleological principal drives the universe toward complexity and even consciousness....
We know that the very early universe was a cauldron of immensely hot plasma gas that seemed uniform and undifferentiated, the paragon of simplicity. And yet, over time,...
Some scientists claim that the universe did not have a beginning. Some theologians contend that the universe did not need a beginning. Yet the universe is expanding, and so...
What does it mean to ask about the end of the universe? Can the universe even have an end? What would end? In the far, far future, what happens to stars, galaxies, and black...
There is so much in the universe that is astonishing, from the smallest particles to the largest galaxies. Hear the wonder and awe from the scientists who discover the...
We should expect to observe that the universe in which we live must conform to the conditions required for our presence as observers. This is the unremarkable “Weak...