To mark their 40th anniversary, we tell the story of the Voyager missions. Twin spacecrafts launched in 1977 that have travelled further than any human object, out into the depths of interstellar space and are still reaching for the stars.
Today I’ll be looking forward just over a decade and pulling out what are believed to be 10 of the biggest scientific advancements of tomorrow. Hold on tight things are about to get exciting.
A post about the Event Horizon Telescope and its recent efforts to capture the first ever image of the Black Hole at the center of our galaxy.
Today we follow on from the first in the series on Black Holes (#1 Falling In) and talk about how black holes aren’t thought to be that black after all with the idea of Hawking Radiation. The post will then cover how, as a result of this radiation black holes are thought to evaporate and as a result shrink!
Today we venture to the dark side in order to bust some myths on the two most mysterious and shady characters in our universe: dark matter and dark energy.
Entropy is the level of disorder – but that definition can lead to some misleading ideas. Sometimes it is easier to think of it as being the tendency for things to wander over time. I hate to use this phrase, but it is a tendency towards randomness.
Prior to 1992 not a single exoplanet was known to exist. Now, here we sit having discovered 3,537 exoplanets in 2,653 planetary systems. Today we explore these strange new worlds.
What really is a coincidence? Is there one unified way in which all of the coincidences in the universe can be understood, or are we left with an uncomfortable illusion of luck?
This post examines the Fermi Paradox which asks the question, where is everyone in this vast universe? Why have we received no signs of extraterrestrial life when we scour the night skies?… Where are all the aliens?
Carl Sagan once said “the cosmos is all there is, all there ever was, and all there ever will be”. Statements like this deserve to be repeated; the kind of […]