Topic: Universe



Is dark matter hiding in plain sight?

In this article published on Skymania, Kulvinder Singh writes about  a study published in January of this year: Jiaxin Han, Carlos Frenk and others in China, the UK and Germany saw something unusual: Three galaxy clusters—Virgo, Fornax and Coma, showed an…



Mars rover Curiosity landing: be ready!

 NASA announced news activities for Mars landing which started on August 2. The series of news briefings from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, will give you all the information you need on the upcoming landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars. The…



Amelia Earhart, Sally Ride inspired generations of women

Sally Ride joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman to enter into low Earth orbit in 1983. She died Monday after a 17- month battle with pancreatic cancer. Ride, along with Amelia Earhart and many others, are…



On board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Universe Today knows how to catch my attention: Latest from Mars: Massive Polar Ice Cliffs, Northern Dunes, Gullied Craters. The HiRISE scientists monitor these regions to help in understand the climatic record stored in the ice sheet itself. Several gorgeous…



Stephen Hawking trials device that reads his mind

Stephen Hawking has a motor neurone disease related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a condition that has progressed over the years. He currently communicates using a series of cheek twitches to select words from a screen. “It is a very, very…



A keynote lecture by Professor Peter Higgs

Everyone now knows about the Higgs boson. If you want to know more about the scientist who gave the boson its name, then you have to watch tomorrow’s keynote lecture by Professor Peter Higgs. More than 100 scientists from around…



Higgs boson may be a reality!

So exciting! This morning I’ve read the news everywhere on the Internet: The ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN today presented their latest results in the search for the long-sought Higgs boson. Both experiments see strong indications for the presence…



SETIcon II, June 22 -24, 2012 in Santa Clara, California

SETIcon (June 22 -24, 2012) is organized by the SETI Institute and it is a public event where science and imagination meet. I wish I could attend SETIcon II but unfortunately and as you probably know, I’m not on Earth right now and…



Neutrinos can’t beat speed of light

It is now official: neutrino researchers admit Albert Einstein was right. Mark Brown, Wired UK, writes: Back in September 2011, a team of particle physicists detected neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light as they traveled from CERN to…



The 2012 Transit of Venus

I was in orbit around Earth and I could observe the 2012 transit of Venus. The planet Venus appeared as a small, dark disk moving across the face of the Sun, and the transit won’t be repeated until the year……









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