The Vacuum Catastrophe

The Vacuum Catastrophe

By Dr. Amira Val Baker, RSF Research Scientist  Finally, we can all agree that the vacuum is just not living up to its name and is in fact teeming with energy. The question now is, how much energy? Well the answer to that question is yet to be agreed upon and as...
The first photo of a Black Hole is almost here!

The first photo of a Black Hole is almost here!

These are exciting times to witness. Since 2017 we have been tracing the amazing international initiative called Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) in the hunt for Black holes in the Universe. Among other studies, the EHT aims at the obtention of the first real image of...
Winter Solstice Thoughts

Winter Solstice Thoughts

The year draws to a close and we have approached once again the astronomical marker of change, the Winter Solstice of 2018. The northern parts of the world are at their darkest times. Depending on the latitude you are located, the angle of the sunrays decline until in...
The Big Bang: A Big Bounce?

The Big Bang: A Big Bounce?

The most widespread view of the origin of our Universe is that of the big explosion, commonly known as the Big Bang (BB). We have asked ourselves what happens right after, at the first instants of the universe… the most accepted view among cosmologists is that of an...
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