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Black hole mystery finds an original solution

“BLACK HOLE MYSTERY” says the cover of a recent Scientific American. “The first supermassive black holes formed earlier than seems possible.” The author is Yale astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan. “What are scientists missing?” the cover asks. Maybe the answer is: A grasp of quantum space and the topology of twist. It’s a massive problem in more […]

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The Mystery of the Missing Bang

One thing’s almost certain: Just before the thing that’s called the Big Bang the whole universe was very small. How do we know? This is the calculation of Lemaître―made with then-new general relativity―that went missing in Eddington’s careless hands. As to what went on then there is little more that’s sure: The beginning that starts […]