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Black holes aren’t totally black, and other insights from Stephen Hawking’s groundbreaking work

What goes in doesn’t go out? NASA Goddard, CC BY

Black holes aren’t totally black, and other insights from Stephen Hawking’s groundbreaking work

Black holes aren’t totally black, and other insights from Stephen Hawking’s groundbreaking work What goes in doesn’t go out? NASA Goddard, CC BY  Christoph Adami, Michigan State University Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black […]

Hawking had pinned his hopes on ‘M-theory’ to fully explain the universe – here’s what it is

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Hawking had pinned his hopes on ‘M-theory’ to fully explain the universe – here’s what it is

Hawking had pinned his hopes on ‘M-theory’ to fully explain the universe – here’s what it is Stephen Hawking. Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr, CC BY-SA Lorenzo Bianchi, Queen Mary University of London Rumour has it that Albert Einstein spent his last few hours on Earth scribbling something […]

Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees looks back on colleague’s spectacular success against all odds

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Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees looks back on colleague’s spectacular success against all odds

Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees looks back on colleague’s spectacular success against all odds Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr, CC BY-SA Martin Rees, University of Cambridge Soon after I enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge University in 1964, I encountered a fellow student, two years ahead of me […]

Tributes pour in for Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist who died at age 76

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Tributes pour in for Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist who died at age 76

Tributes pour in for Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist who died at age 76 Alan Duffy, Swinburne University of Technology; Alice Gorman, Flinders University; Jonti Horner, University of Southern Queensland; Lisa Harvey-Smith, CSIRO; Matthew Bailes, Swinburne University of Technology, and Steven Tingay, Curtin University […]

Public Invited to Come Aboard NASA’s First Mission to Touch the Sun

Illustration of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the Sun. Credits: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Public Invited to Come Aboard NASA’s First Mission to Touch the Sun

Public Invited to Come Aboard NASA’s First Mission to Touch the Sun Want to get the hottest ticket this summer without standing in line? NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a microchip aboard NASA’s historic […]

How we discovered the strange physics of jets from supermassive black holes

Jets from Centaurus A. ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray, CC BY-SA

How we discovered the strange physics of jets from supermassive black holes

How we discovered the strange physics of jets from supermassive black holes Jets from Centaurus A. ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray, CC BY-SA  Konstantinos N. Gourgouliatos, Durham University Supermassive black holes, which lurk at the heart of most galaxies, are […]

Experiment picks up light from the first stars – and it may change our understanding of dark matter

Artist’s impression of how the first stars in the universe may have looked. N.R.Fuller, National Science Foundation

Experiment picks up light from the first stars – and it may change our understanding of dark matter

Experiment picks up light from the first stars – and it may change our understanding of dark matter Artist’s impression of how the first stars in the universe may have looked. N.R.Fuller, National Science Foundation Carole Mundell, University of Bath The Big Bang may have […]

Study of distant galaxies challenges our understanding of how stars form

ESO/UltraVISTA team. Acknowledgement: TERAPIX/CNRS/INSU/CASU, CC BY-SA

Study of distant galaxies challenges our understanding of how stars form

Study of distant galaxies challenges our understanding of how stars form ESO/UltraVISTA team. Acknowledgement: TERAPIX/CNRS/INSU/CASU, CC BY-SA Marie Martig, Liverpool John Moores University The most massive galaxies in our neighbourhood formed their stars billions of years ago, early in the history of the universe. At […]

You too can be an astrophysicist with your new telescope

Look up … some things to do with your new telescope. Flickr/Grand Canyon National Park, CC BY

You too can be an astrophysicist with your new telescope

You too can be an astrophysicist with your new telescope Look up … some things to do with your new telescope. Flickr/Grand Canyon National Park, CC BY Michael J. I. Brown, Monash University A telescope can reveal the beauty of the universe, such as the […]