With George Noory
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST
Shows

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows!
Advertisement

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows!
Advertisement

Last Show Recap

Mysteries of Cosmology & Space

In the first half, investigative reporter Nicholas Schou revealed how leading journalists and media are manipulated by the secretive agencies they cover such as the CIA.

In the latter half, NDE researcher and founder of the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, Jeffrey Long, M.D., discussed the findings in the largest near-death experience study in history, involving 3,000 people from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions, including nonbelievers.

Upcoming Shows

Wed 06-29  Naturopathic Medicine/ Open Lines Thu 06-30  Earth Sounds and Alien Structures Fri 07-01  Open Lines

CoastZone

Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.

Mysteries of Cosmology & Space

Show Archive
Date: Monday - May 26, 2008
Host: George Noory
Guests: Richard Hammond, Richard C. Hoagland

Theoretical physicist Dr. Richard Hammond discussed his new book The Unknown Universe, which explores mysterious aspects of cosmology and space. Cosmic acceleration, he explained, is the accepted concept that the universe is in a constant state of expansion, like a balloon being blown up. Galaxies, like pennies on the balloon, are moving further and further apart. Yet conversely, local perturbations dictate that some galaxies will collide with each other, such as the eventual merging of our own Milky Way with neighboring Andromeda.

Hammond speculated that puzzling 'dark energy' could be the force that is causing the universe to expand-- it's even possible that our universe could be contained in another universe, contributing to the expansion, he conceded. The observation of the hypothetical Higgs Particle (referred to by some as the God Particle) could be the greatest breakthrough in science, he said. It would help explain how particles have mass.

He also suggested that travel through wormholes, if they could be found or built, would be more a practical way to explore the universe, rather than trying to develop propulsion alternatives for spacecraft.

Hoagland Update

During the first half-hour, Richard C. Hoagland discussed his speech at the recent Libertarian convention, and commented on the Mars Phoenix Lander mission.

Bumper Music

Bumper music from Monday May 26, 2008

  • One
    Three Dog Night
Advertisement