Spacecraft will descend on red planet carrying helicopter and instruments to look for biosignatures
In a first for quantum physics, University of Otago researchers have “held” individual atoms in place and observed previously unseen complex atomic interactions.
The brain can read these patterns and learn them. In this way, we can time music or specific tasks to be performed, for example, one second after a signal. Even though not all the clock mechanisms in humans are known, biological clocks share a property with all human-built and non-living clocks: they are limited by quantum mechanics. Even the simple pendulum is limited by quantum theory.
Three scientists have won the 2020 Nobel prize in physics for their work on black hole formation and the discovery of a supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy.
The Nobel Prize in Physics this year was awarded to Roger Penrose(1/2) “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity ” and the other half to Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez “or the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.”
Apollo 11 was the first crewed mission to land on the Moon by NASA on 20 July 1969 by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins.
Several missions this year are seeking out life on the red planet. But would we recognize extraterrestrials if we found them?
Tiny piece of meteorite from London’s Natural History Museum will be used by rover exploring red planet
Discovery has major implications for hunt for alien life on the red planet as it means any evidence is likely to be buried deep underground
When black holes collide, the ensuing cosmic drama was assumed to play out under the cloak of darkness, given that both objects are invisible. But now astronomers believe they have made the first optical observations of such a merger, marked by a blaze of light a trillion times brighter than the sun.