Neutrinos open new window into universe


As we build better tools to see and observe how things really are our understanding of the universe grows. Multimessenger astronomy now has a new tool within its array of options. What is Multimessenger Astronomy? There are four different ways of detecting things within the universe. These are electromagnetic radiation, gravitational waves, neutrinos, and cosmic rays. The concept … Read more

Have Astronomers really detected planets in another Galaxy?

Extragalactic planets

The TL;DR; best possible answer to the extragalactic planets question is “Probably yes”. The degree of fuzziness in the above answer reflects the complexity of what was done and the degree of certainty that surrounds the conclusion reached. We can’t go with “yes”, nor can we go with “No”, but instead the best we have … Read more

Half The Universe has just been found


Putting both Dark Matter and also Dark Energy aside, if you look at everything we can see, all the galaxies, then it has been rather clear that a lot was missing, or to be a tad more precise, had not actually been observed. How was that known? Well, basically what should be there had been … Read more

You came from somewhere else in the universe – Star Stuff

Understanding reality can lead to some rather astonishing insights, and so today I’d like to point out two of these mind blowing details. The death of a star led to your existence – All the atoms that you are made of were forged inside the heart of a star. The only reason you exist is … Read more