Researchers solve mystery at the centre of the Milky Way
Source: Lund Posted: 10/20/18 Astronomers from Lund University in Sweden have now found the explanation to a recent mystery at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy: the high levels of scandium discovered last spring near the galaxy’s giant black hole were in fact an optical illusion.
Source: UOsaka Posted: 6/22/18 Scientists have discovered a novel particle acceleration mechanism called ‘micro-bubble implosion’
New Insights into Solar Flares
Source: NJIT Posted: 6/17/18 New insights into solar flares' explosive energy releases were released by the Owens Valley Solar Array (EOVSA)
Life and Death of a Neutron
Source: LBL Posted: 6/15/18 Experiments that measure the lifetime of neutrons reveal a perplexing and unresolved discrepancy.
Looking for Signs Life on Mars
Source: NASA Posted: 6/8/18 Scientists have created a tiny chemistry lab for a rover that will drill beneath the Martian surface looking for signs of past or present life.
Massive Black Hole Devours a Star
Source: UCPH Posted: 6/5/18 Scientist create new models of Tidal Disruption Events - rare, but extremely forceful events taking place in the center of galaxies.
'The strength and weakness of physicists is that we believe in what we can measure. And if we can't measure it, then we say it probably doesn't exist. And that closes us off to an enormous amount of phenomena that we may not be able to measure because they only happened once. For example, the Big Bang. ... That's one reason why they scoffed at higher dimensions for so many years. Now we realize that there's no alternative... '