A new theoretical physics study suggests that the expansion of the universe may be an illusion. The study proposes a controversial mathematical model that challenges the long-established theory surrounding the accelerating expansion of the universe.
The author of the study, Lucas Lombriser, takes a fresh look at the cosmos and its unsolved puzzles by performing a mathematical transformation of the physical laws that govern it. Lombriser's hypothesis could provide insights into the nature of dark matter and address the cosmological constant problem.
This new perspective on the cosmos raises questions about the accuracy of redshift as an indicator of an expanding universe. Lombriser suggests that particles changing in mass, rather than the expansion of the universe, could account for the observed redshift.
Furthermore, the study proposes that dark matter could work like an axion field, potentially eliminating the need for dark energy. While this theory challenges the well-established expanding universe theory, it offers an alternative perspective worth considering.
NASA has embarked on a year-long Mars simulation mission known as CHAPEA 1. Four non-astronaut volunteers have been locked inside a simulated Mars habitat to study the potential impacts of long-duration missions to Mars on crew health and performance.
The participants, including a research scientist, structural engineer, emergency medicine physician, and US Navy microbiologist, will live in the 3D-printed Mars simulator for 378 days. The mission aims to understand the challenges astronauts may face during extended missions to Mars.
The simulator includes various dedicated areas for crew activities, such as recreation, fitness, work, and crop growth. Participants will be responsible for managing equipment failures, environmental stressors, and resource limitations.
Despite the extreme challenges of living in close quarters, the crew is committed to space exploration and science. The mission exemplifies the dedication and passion of individuals involved in pushing the boundaries of human exploration.