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ESA Missions Will Seek To Understand The Evolution Of The Universe
2013-11-29 07:25:17

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced today that the hot and energetic Universe and the search for elusive gravitational waves will be the focus of their next two large science missions.

Revealing New Information On Strength Of Black Hole Mergers
2013-11-08 07:13:10

Giant black holes throughout the universe sometimes pair up and merge, sending out gravitational waves that ripple across space and time. Albert Einstein predicted that these waves exist, but scientists have yet to directly detect one.

Two Black Holes Form, Fuse Together After Star Collapses
2013-11-07 07:17:18

Black holes are massive objects in space that have gravitational forces so strong that not even light can escape them. These objects, swirling at the centers of galaxies, also come in a variety of sizes.

Colliding Galaxies Create Supermassive Black Holes
2013-10-23 16:17:25

At the center of almost every galaxy we have studied is a black hole of such magnitude that the traditional black hole progenitor does not seem likely. These aptly named supermassive black holes can reach millions or billions of times the mass of our Sun.

I Love Q Formula Insights Into Universe
2013-07-26 11:51:21

The so-called 'I Love Q' equation that relates to neutron stars may offer surprising insights into the nature of the universe.

Monstrous Stellar Collisions Not Expected To Occur Anytime Soon
2013-07-11 14:32:31

Astrophysicists from the Astronomical Observatory of the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw say the next collision of monstrous stars will not occur until billions of years from now.

Astronomers Use The Very Long Baseline Array To Set New Record
2013-06-13 14:46:36

An international team of scientists led by astronomer Adam Deller (ASTRON) have used the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to set a new distance accuracy record, pegging a pulsar called PSR J2222-0137 at 871.4 light-years from Earth.

Heart Of Space Mission LISA Pathfinder Successfully Tested, Ready For Launch
2013-06-05 14:13:03

The optical bench of the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission passed with flying colors extensive testing at the Institute for Gravitational Research (IGR) at the University of Glasgow.

Detecting Elusive Gravity Waves From The Other End Of The Cosmos
2013-05-18 05:59:14

Exchange of electromagnetic energy is fairly well understood. The force carrier, the photon, is readily detectable and manipulated, making the physics of electromagnetic radiation easy to study.

Supermassive Black Holes Podcast
2013-02-13 11:56:55

In today's Your Universe Today Podcast, we talked with theoretical physicist Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann about mysterious supermassive black holes, which are millions or billions times larger than our Sun.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.