Archives for September 10, 2015

“A cosmic mystery of immense proportions, once seemingly on the verge of solution, has deepened and left astronomers and astrophysicists more baffled than ever. The crux … is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing.” –William J. Broad When Fritz Zwicky first calculated what the mass of a galaxy…

“There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” –Lord Kelvin When Kelvin said that over 100 years ago, he was talking about how Newtonian gravity and Maxwell’s electromagnetism seemed to account for all the known phenomena in the Universe. Of course, nuclear physics, quantum…