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Massive Neutrinos Help Solve A Cosmological Conundrum
2014-02-10 09:36:04

Scientists have solved a major problem with the current standard model of cosmology identified by combining results from the Planck spacecraft and measurements of gravitational lensing in order to deduce the mass of ghostly sub-atomic particles called neutrinos.

2014-02-06 08:28:15

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL) today announced that James M.

Black Holes Unlikely To Help Explain Dark Matter
2014-01-21 04:38:37

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that comprises more than 85 percent of the universe, is unlikely to be made of primordial black holes due to the existence of neutron stars.

2014-01-10 08:23:12

Earns $5.75M Milestone from AstraZeneca for Asthma Partnership SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Swift Sees X-ray Action In Milky Way's Center
2014-01-09 06:14:19

Scientists have discovered a rare celestial entity that could help test predictions of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Hubble Detects Faintest-Ever Early Universe Galaxies
2014-01-08 04:44:58

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of researchers has discovered the smallest, faintest and most numerous galaxies ever discovered in the remote universe, according to research presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Washington DC.

2013-12-23 23:24:50

In a recent NPR interview, astronaut Chris Hadfield indicated that his spaceship became "blood red" when seeing Sunrise, thus confirming that Sunlight passing through our atmosphere

Urban Galactic Clusters Stopped Forming Stars Billions Of Years Ago
2013-12-19 12:36:09

A new study based on data from NASA’s Spitzer Space telescope has revealed new details about so-called urban galaxies that exist in large clusters.

New Evidence Suggests Universal Collapse May Soon Be Upon Us
2013-12-12 15:09:39

Scientists have long predicted the universe could one day collapse, compressing everything contained within, much like a building that can’t contain its own weight. Sooner or later, scientists believe the universe will cause every little particle in it to become extremely heavy, causing all material to squeeze into a small, super-hot and super-heavy ball.


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Cosmology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: The Hubble Extreme Deep Field (XDF) was completed in September 2012 and shows the farthest galaxies ever photographed by humans. Each speck of light in the photo is an individual galaxy, some of them as old as 13.2 billion years; the observable universe is estimated to contain more than 200 billion galaxies. Credit: NASA/Wikipedia What is Cosmology? I once commented to an acquaintance that I was fascinated by the field of Cosmology, and mused that if I had more time, I...

Physics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Physics is a natural science involving the study of matter and its motion through space-time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. On a broader scale, it also involves the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Physics was part of natural philosophy until the Scientific Revolution in the 16th century, when the natural...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lyra Constellation -- Lyra (the lyre) is a prominent, although fairly small, northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and also counts among the modern 88 constellations. Its brightest star is Vega (Alpha Lyrae), which together with Altair (Alpha Aquilae) and Deneb (Alpha Cygni) forms the large asterism known as the Summer Triangle. Beta Lyr is a half separated (i.e. one of the stars reached its Rochevolume) eclipsing binary of a cream-white colour. The...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cygnus Constellation -- Cygnus (the swan) is a northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. Because of the pattern of its main stars, it is sometimes called the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross). The bird extends over the summer Milky Way, appearing to fly south. Notable features Cygnus contains several bright stars. Deneb, α Cygni, is an extremely brilliant star, very prominent despite...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Centaurus Constellation -- Centaurus (the centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. A constellation of the southern hemisphere, mentioned by Eudoxus (4th century B.C.) and Aratus (3rd century B.C.), Ptolemy catalogued thirty-seven stars in it. It contains Proxima Centauri, the red dwarf that is the nearest known star (other than the Sun) to Earth, as well as Alpha Centauri, which is a double star to which Proxima...

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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