Hubble’s Dazzling Display of Galaxies This busy image is a treasure trove of wonders. Bright stars from the Milky Way sparkle in the foreground, the magnificent swirls of several spiral galaxies are visible across the frame, and a glowing assortment of objects at the center makes up a massive galaxy…View More Hubble’s Dazzling Display of Galaxies
Curious Kids: How do wormholes work? The existence of wormholes is not forbidden by our current theories of the universe. So we can say that they do exist in theory. Marcella Cheng/The Conversation NY-BD-CC, CC BY-SA Hannah Middleton, University of Melbourne This is an article from Curious Kids, a series…View More Curious Kids: How do wormholes work?
NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer Leaves Scientific ‘Treasure Trove’ NASA’s decommissioned Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on April 30. Orbiting for more than 22 years, the 6,700-pound satellite operated from 1996 to 2012, providing scientists with an unprecedented look into the extreme environments around neutron stars…View More NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer Leaves Scientific ‘Treasure Trove’
NASA’s Next Major Telescope to See the Big Picture of the Universe NASA is beginning to design its next big astrophysics mission, a space telescope that will provide the largest picture of the universe ever seen with the same depth and clarity as the Hubble Space Telescope. Scheduled to launch…View More NASA’s Next Major Telescope to See the Big Picture of the Universe
Hints of extra dimensions in gravitational waves? Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI) in Potsdam found that hidden dimensions – as predicted by string theory – could influence gravitational waves. In a recently published paper they study the consequences of extra dimensions on these…View More Hints of extra dimensions in gravitational waves?