Data mining: harvesting the depths of astronomy

Data mining: harvesting the depths of astronomy

Long lost are the situations in which you had to observe a star or a galaxy with a telescope and mark all your observation on paper. Today you don’t even see the telescope or satellite, and you are even of a different continent than the instrument of observation. You only have your personal computer and […]

Black Hole binaries as gravitational wave sources

Black Hole binaries as gravitational wave sources

The battle between GPU(Graphical Processing Unit) and CPU(Central processing unit) is even more fierce in the realm of science where many disciplines use simulations. One of this is astrophysics where simulations of physical processces in the Universe play an important role. The main advantage of using the GPU is the price of hardware, you can […]

Baby Universe Book

Baby Universe Book

Did you know that cosmologists can make a “memory album” of the Universe in its infancy? A so called “Baby Book” which can contain pictures of the Universe when it was as young as 380.000 years old, out of which one can extract useful informations about the birth and evolution of Baby Universe…

How To Weight A Black Hole

How To Weight A Black Hole

Do you know what a black hole is? Well yes, everybody knows by now what this monster is, an astrophysical object that can absorb everything, even light and from the insight of it there is no way out. But do you know how to measure it’s mass? In a recent article by B. Czerny and […]