Black holes – to be or not to be?

Black holes – to be or not to be?

Those enigmatic black holes that lead to places unknown may not be what we thought they were – or at least that’s what some scientists think. Since first proposed in 1784 by John Mitchell and their prediction in 1915 by Einstein’s theory of general relativity,...
Unexpected Dip in Gamma Rays from the Sun

Unexpected Dip in Gamma Rays from the Sun

The sun radiates at a range of energies from the high-energy range to the low-energy range. However, new data, spanning this broad energy range, reveals just how much we don’t know about our own star. The gamma-rays we observe from the Sun are thought to be due to the...
The Autumnal Equinox

The Autumnal Equinox

Monday the 23rd of September at 07:50 am UTC marks the point of equinox – that is when there is approximately equal day and equal night, making it the official start of Autumn. As the Earth orbits the sun in a slightly eccentric orbit and inclined at an angle of 23.5...
Missing molecule finally discovered

Missing molecule finally discovered

The evolution from the first molecule to the complex chemistry that exists in our universe today is now one step closer to being understood. When we think of complex chemistry, we usually think of all the matter that exists on our planet which in our atmosphere is a...
What is an electron?

What is an electron?

Everyone knows what an electron is – right? Surprisingly the answer to that is no – no one really knows what it is. If you ask any high school student what an electron is, they will most probably tell you that it is a subatomic particle with negative charge and...
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