Astronomy

News and articles regarding the astronomical world.

Three scientists share Nobel prize in physics for work on black holes

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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.

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The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez

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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."

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Rock from Mars heads home after 600,000 year odyssey across space

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Tiny piece of meteorite from London’s Natural History Museum will be used by rover exploring red planet

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Mars covered in toxic chemicals that can wipe out living organisms, tests reveal

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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

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Black holes may merge with light of a trillion suns, scientists say

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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.

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"Ring of Fire" Eclipse Photos in Africa and Asia

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Photographers and people have been taking photos of the “Ring of Fire” eclipse that affected only 2% of the world this year. According to astronomers, watching the eclipse is the equivalent of switching from a 500W bulb to a 30W bulb. Annular eclipses occur every year or two and are only visible across a narrow

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Black hole found 1,000 light years from Earth

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Object found in HR 6819 system is the closest to Earth yet known – and is unusually dark

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Sci-Fi Movies and The Reality of Extraterrestrial Life

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Perhaps, topics that involve Extraterrestrial Intelligence are one of the most daunting tasks to write about. Having no formal proofs for their existence, and still knowing that anything, including the existence of Extraterrestrial Life, is possible, it is even more complicated to think about what they are based on, what shapes, sizes, and forms, they have - if they do exist. Extraterrestrials have been a major topic for SciFi; many books have been written and as many movies, if not more, have been produced.

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Discovery of a Parallel Universe?

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Two years ago, two bizarre detections were made by the radio telescope ANITA. ANITA sits on top of a balloon over Antarctica and its job is to detect high-energy particles called cosmic rays that rain down from space. The detections were from high energy neutrinos that were apparently coming from the ground instead of outer

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