Physics and Astronomy News Archive: January 2016

Image: Space-Time Continuum Rainbow
Space-Time Continuum Rainbow
Source: U of Warsaw   Posted: 1/17/16
Physicists have shown that in models of the Universe using any of the quantum theories of gravity there must also be a 'rainbow' of sorts, composed of different versions of spacetime.

Image: New Theory of Secondary Inflation
New Theory of Secondary Inflation
Source: BNL   Posted: 1/15/16
Physicists suggest a smaller secondary inflationary period in the moments after the Big Bang could account for the abundance of the mysterious matter.

Image: A new way to store solar heat
A new way to store solar heat
Source: MIT   Posted: 1/15/16
Material could harvest sunlight by day, release heat on demand hours or days later.

Image: New Evidence About Star and Planet Formation
New Evidence About Star and Planet Formation
Source: NRAO   Posted: 1/10/16
A study of young stars and their surroundings has produced dramatic new evidence about how multiple-star systems form.