Aditional reading: The role of magnetic fields in star birth.
In this false-colour image of the centre of the galaxy taken by the Fermi space telescope, all known gamma-ray sources have been removed, revealing excess emissions that may arise from dark matter annihilations.
Source: Best dark matter signal yet hints at heftier particles (NewScientist.com)
Q:Who do you think will win the 2014 Physics Nobel Prize?
Hi! My bet is that IF the Planck Mission (or other people) validate the detection of B-Modes (ie primordial gravitational waves) and so Inflation is confirmed, Alan Guth and Andrei Linde (and probably someone from the experimentalists team of BICEP2) will be strong candidates for the Nobel Prize in Physics this year. We’ll see.
Credit: ESO/MPE/Marc Schartmann
This illustration summarises the almost 14-billion-year long history of our Universe. It shows the main events that occurred between the initial phase of the cosmos, where its properties were almost uniform and punctuated only by tiny fluctuations, to the rich variety of cosmic structure that we observe today, from stars and planets to galaxies and galaxy clusters.