Category Archives: Astrophysics

I found the man in the most famous physics picture ever

The most famous image in particle physics is this one of the ATLAS detector at CERN. It shows the huge scale of the machine especially because there’s a person stood there for scale. But my question has always been WHO … Continue reading

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In the filaments of slime mold, astronomers see the universe – ScienceBlog.com

A computational approach inspired by the growth patterns of a bright yellow slime mold has enabled a team of astronomers and computer scientists at UC Santa Cruz to trace the filaments of the cosmic web that connects galaxies throughout the universe. … Continue reading

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This NASA Visualisation of a Black Hole Is So Beautiful, We Could Cry

MICHELLE STARR 26 JAN 2020 Wah.   The first-ever direct image of a black hole‘s event horizon was a truly impressive feat of scientific ingenuity. But it was extremely difficult to achieve, and the resulting image was relatively low-resolution. Techniques … Continue reading

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Is There Life on Earth?

It’s Okay To Be Smart Published on 7 Feb 2019 I mean… how do you really know?

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Our universe has antimatter partner on the other side of the Big Bang, say physicists – Physics World

Our universe could be the mirror image of an antimatter universe extending backwards in time before the Big Bang. So claim physicists in Canada, who have devised a new cosmological model positing the existence of an “antiuniverse” which, paired to our own, … Continue reading

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Supermassive black holes: most powerful objects in the universe | Martin Gaskell | TEDxMeritAcademy

Have you ever wondered whether black holes exist? And if so, how do astronomers study them? What would it be like to be close to a black hole? UCSC astrophysicist Dr. Martin Gaskell has spent his career studying what happens … Continue reading

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