The Expanding Universe

The Expanding Universe

The universe now seems to be expanding at a rate even faster than previously thought. Since first proposed by George Lemaitre and the subsequent confirmation by Edwin Hubble’s observational studies of galactic recession velocities, the expansion of the universe has...
Life Giving Black Holes

Life Giving Black Holes

Those hungry, all devouring black holes may in fact be much more generous than we have been led to believe. Black holes are often given bad press. This, however, is not indicative to their true nature, which is in fact quite stable. A team of scientists are now...
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...
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