Volume 2, Number 4, July - September, 2013

About the cover

Extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a planet outside the Solar System and that usually orbits a star other than the Sun. The first extra solar planets were discovered in 1992. More than 700 are known, and more than 2,300 await further confirmation. Extra solar planets are extremely difficult to detect directly. Most exoplanets can only be detected indirectly because bright light from the stars that they orbit drowns them out. One method is to look for tiny wobbles in stars' positions caused by their gravitational interactions with orbiting planets. The nearest known exoplanet is Alpha Centauri Bb. Most known exoplanet are giant planets believed to resemble Jupiter or Neptune, but this reflects a sampling bias, as massive planets are more easily observed (Ref: Brindha V, Exoplants are under structural development, Discovery Universe, 2013, 2(4), 3), (Image: sciencedaily.com).

Discovery Universe is an international journal, publish original innovative and groundbreaking research and reviews belonging to the totality of everything that exists, including all matter and energy (dark energy and light energy), contents of intergalactic space, space-time, size, age, structure, origin, evolution, chemical elements, expansion, discovery of alien species and also universe with diverse and multiverse theories, models, physical laws, philosophies, cosmologies and cosmogonies. Discovery Universe has been developed to facilitate exchange of information about the latest and future discoveries and stimulate the global research activities on earth and universe.

Origin

  • Beginning of the universe
  • Cosmogony, any theory concerning the origin of the universe
  • Cosmology, the study of the universe and humanity's place in it

Evolution

  • Evolutionary Universe (Big Bang, Planck epoch, Grand unification epoch, Electroweak epoch (Inflationary epoch, Reheating, Baryogenesis), Quark epoch, Hadron epoch, Lepton epoch, Photon epoch (Big Bang nucleosynthesis, Matter domination, Recombination), Dark ages, Reionization)
  • Evolution of Earth & Universe (Earth → Solar System → Local Interstellar Cloud → Local Bubble → Gould Belt → Orion Arm → Milky Way → Milky Way subgroup → Local Group → Virgo Supercluster → Laniakea Supercluster → Observable universe → Universe → Multiverse)

Infinity

  • Infinite expansion & extension of Universe (Planets → Stars → Galaxies → Universe → Multiverse → Polyverse → Omniverse → Omegaverse → Infinity…..)

Astronomy

  • Stellar astronomy - the study of stars
  • Solar astronomy - the study of our Sun
  • Planetary science - the study of planets, especially those other than Earth
  • Galactic astronomy - the study of our Milky Way Galaxy
  • Extragalactic astronomy - the study of the larger universe beyond the Milky Way
  • Physical cosmology - the study of the Universe as a whole.

Astronautics

  • Astronautics – science and engineering of spacefaring and spaceflight, a subset of Aerospace engineering (which includes atmospheric flight)
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Control engineering
  • Orbital mechanics
  • Spacecraft design for launch vehicles and satellites
  • Space environment - study of conditions that affect the operation of spacecraft
  • Spacecraft propulsion
  • Space food
  • Space logistics
  • Space medicine

Interdisciplinary fields

  • Astrobiology
  • Astrochemistry or Cosmochemistry
  • Astrophysics - the intersection of physics and space science, the study of the physics of extraterrestrial objects and interstitial spaces
  • Space plasma physics
  • Orbital mechanics or astrodynamics, which also has applications to spacecraft
  • Planetary science - overlaps with Earth science
  • Planetary geology
  • Micro-g environment research
  • Forensic astronomy
  • Space archaeology - the study of human artifacts in outer space
  • Archaeoastronomy - the history of human understanding of the universe

By approach

  • Observational astronomy - Observatories on the ground as well as space observatories take measurements of celestial entities and phenomena
  • Astrometry - studies the position and movements of celestial objects
  • Amateur astronomy
  • Theoretical astronomy - mathematical modelling of celestial entities and phenomena

Other fields

  • Outline of aerospace
  • Space Sciences Laboratory - University of California, Berkeley
  • Space exploration - includes scientific investigations through manned spaceflight and space probes
  • Space colonization
  • Commercialization of space
  • Space manufacturing
  • Space tourism
  • Space warfare
  • Alien invasion
  • Asteroid-impact avoidance
  • Space law
  • Remote sensing
  • Planetarium - A synthetic observatory, used for education and presentations

Discovery Universe publishes articles and reports in a wide range of subject areas including all matter and energy (dark energy and light energy), contents of intergalactic space, space-time, size, age, structure, origin, evolution, chemical elements, expansion, discovery of alien species and also universe with diverse and multiverse theories, models, physical laws, philosophies, cosmologies and cosmogonies.. Special emphasis will be given to research and development, as well as the latter’s interface with the nature, particularly as they relate to major areas of concern in Universe. Articles being considered for publication elsewhere or published previously will not be considered. All material submitted for publication will be reviewed and edited to meet the standards. Copyright for material accepted for publication will transfer to the publisher. The journal publishes papers in English and paper should have an abstract in English of up to 100-400 words.

Send original copy of manuscripts (including tables & figures), and list of 5 reviewers to:

The Editor-in-Chief
Discovery Universe
E-mail: discoverypublication@discoverypublication.com