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Hi, we are aliens and we have “pulsars”

Hi, we are aliens and we have “pulsars”

  Where are all the aliens? This question received many answers, ranging from “they are home watching TV” to “long dead and gone”. And if they are there how to listen to them, or more important on which frequency should we tune our receivers to detect them? One clever mechanism to transmit a simple message […]

We found ….. something (Higgs boson)!

We found ….. something (Higgs boson)!

The place: Geneva. The date: 4 July 2012. Scientists working at the LHC presented the first solid evidence of a new particle which resembles the long-sought Higgs boson. The results come from two major experiments, CMS and ATLAS and confirm that the new particle has an energy of 125.3 GeV with a confidence of 4.9 […]

Euclid mission – final approval

Euclid mission – final approval

Today, ESA’s (European Space Agency) Science Programme Committee gave the final go for the Euclid space mission, which will move now into the full construction phase, the launch is set around 2020. This mission is supported by nearly 1000 scientists from 100 institutes and is aimed at discovering the nature of dark matter and dark […]

Wandering Worlds

Wandering Worlds

Would you believe me if I tell you that there are 10^5 planets like objects for each star in our Galaxy that are just wandering around, not bound to any star? I told one friend about this news and he was all like it would be great to live on one of this natural space […]

Black holes as telescopes

Black holes as telescopes

What can you do with a black hole? A first answer will be like, not much, and you better keep your distance! It turns out that you can use the black hole in the center of our Galaxy as a giant telescope. At least this is the idea of Amitai Bin-Nun of the University of […]