In a first for quantum physics, University of Otago researchers have “held” individual atoms in place and observed previously unseen complex atomic interactions.
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.”
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.
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… Continue reading "Ring of Fire" Eclipse Photos in Africa and Asia
Object found in HR 6819 system is the closest to Earth yet known – and is unusually dark
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.
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… Continue reading Discovery of a Parallel Universe?