Exoplanets & Kepler

If you are interested in Exoplanets – then there are TWO good PDFs for free download from Nature this week – they are both must read documents: Exoplanets on the cheap The search for planets outside our Solar System will always be pricey. But creative solutions are proving that it no longer has to break …

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New Premissions

Many of the content items that were available are not longer available. All posts in this blog from now on will be written by Estelle, and not by other authors.

Observing black holes

It interesting to know that we may soon actually have observational evidence of Black Holes, but viewing the black hole within our Milky Way galaxy. Video simulation of detection of Black Holes: http://bcove.me/ge3hzdgt The concept is better revealed in this video: http://bcove.me/9i9xve43

Icecube comes online

2011 looks like a great year for Astronomical and Cosmological research as another important detector (dare I say telescope – for want of a better word) came online: The construction of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory was completed at the South Pole in Antarctica on December 18, 2010. This scientific milestone marks completion of the world’s …

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Two New Telescopes

Two significant events happened recently and if you aren’t presently aware of them; then, I’d like ot share them with you here: 1) The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer has seen first light and is fully operational. and worth reading about as it one of the new VLTs around. While the The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer …

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Tycho Brahe has regained popularity at this time

Big news surrounding the exhumation of the body of Tycho Brahe – was he indeed poisioned? Read both articles for the full details of what is happening right now: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/3864/16th-century-astronomer-exhumed-solve-death And even better read this one too: http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/44330 Interesting… especially in the scope of this course.