Testing the multiverse hypothesis requires measuring whether our universe is statistically typical among the infinite variety of universes. But infinity does a number on statistics.
The theory of eternal inflation casts our universe as one of countless bubbles in an eternally frothing sea.
Can our brains help prove the universe is conscious?
If we can find the answer, it may complete our understanding of space and time.
Five mysteries the Standard Model can’t explain: https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/five-mysteries-the-standard-model-cant-explain
Our best model of particle physics explains only about 5 percent of the universe.
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Earth humans successfully flew a helicopter, called Ingenuity, on another planet.
Ingenuity's First Black-and-White Image From the Air
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took this shot while hovering over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021, during the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. It used its navigation camera, which autonomously tracks the ground during flight.
Perseverance's Selfie with Ingenuity
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter, seen here about 13 feet (3.9 meters) from the rover in this image taken April 6, 2021, the 46th Martian day, or sol, of the mission by the WATSON (Wide Angle Topographic Sensor for Operations and eNgineering) camera on the SHERLOC (Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals) instrument, located at the end of the rover's long robotic arm.
Mastcam-Z Gives Ingenuity a Close-up
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter is seen here in a close-up taken by Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard the Perseverance rover. This image was taken on April 5, the 45th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. A secondary set of anaglyph images are included for use with red-blue 3D glasses.
Ingenuity's First Color Snap
This low-resolution view of the floor of Mars’ Jezero Crater and a portion of two wheels of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover was captured by the color imager aboard the agency’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter. The image was taken on April 3, 2021, while the solar-powered rotorcraft was still beneath the rover after being deployed. A few higher-resolution images are expected to be acquired by this imager during each of Ingenuity’s test flights.
NASA's Mars Helicopter Survives First Cold Martian Night on Its Own
Making it through the frigid Martian temperatures after being deployed by NASA’s Perseverance rover is a major milestone for the small rotorcraft.
Ingenuity Deployed on Mars: NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter can be seen on Mars as viewed by the Perseverance rover’s rear Hazard Camera on April 4, 2021, the 44th Martian day, or sol of the mission. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
What is a particle? In one hypothetical answer, the properties of space-time — its robustness, its symmetries — essentially come from the way 0s and 1s are braided together.
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