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Stories by Abraham Loeb

The Power of Anomalies

Progress in science is sometimes propelled by the discovery of experimental oddities that inspire a fresh perspective on nature

August 28, 2018 — Abraham Loeb

Science Is an Infinite-Sum Game

It’s a win–win endeavor with unlimited horizons for expanding our island of knowledge into the ocean of ignorance

July 31, 2018 — Abraham Loeb

Where Do Ideas Come from?

They’re nurtured by informal dialogues in environments where mistakes are tolerated and critical thinking is encouraged

July 23, 2018 — Abraham Loeb

Escape from Proxima b

A civilization in the habitable zone of a dwarf star like Proxima Centauri might find it hard to get into interstellar space with conventional rockets

April 16, 2018 — Abraham Loeb

Cosmic Inflation Theory Faces Challenges

The latest astrophysical measurements, combined with theoretical problems, cast doubt on the long-cherished inflationary theory of the early cosmos and suggest we need new ideas

January 20, 2017 — Anna Ijjas, Paul J. Steinhardt and Abraham Loeb
Portrait of a Black Hole

Portrait of a Black Hole

By adapting a global network of telescopes, astronomers will soon get their first look ever at the dark silhouette of a black hole

November 25, 2009 — Avery E. Broderick and Abraham Loeb
The Dark Ages of the Universe

The Dark Ages of the Universe

Astronomers are trying to fill in the blank pages in our photo album of the infant universe

October 16, 2006 — Abraham Loeb
Portrait of a Black Hole

Portrait of a Black Hole

By adapting a global network of telescopes, astronomers will soon get their first look ever at the dark silhouette of a black hole

— Avery E. Broderick and Abraham Loeb

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial