There has quite appropriately been an abundance of news and excitement regarding the first observation of gravitational-waves from a pair of inspiraling neutron stars. Most media outlets have been covering it, for example … Washington Post – Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy The Guardian – … Read moreThe Alpha source for the news of the LIGO Neutron Star collision
The UK’s Guardian reports that the discovery of primordial gravitational waves by the Bicep telescope at the south pole could potentially give scientists insights into how universe was born. They write … There is intense speculation among cosmologists that a US team is on the verge of confirming they have detected “primordial gravitational waves” – an … Read moreGravitational waves … ripples in the very fabric of our existence
The exciting thing about topics such as dark matter and dark energy is that it very strongly highlights how little we really know. We do of course now understand a great deal, but there is still much that is simply not known. Look up and you see the stars, so exactly how many stars are … Read moreWhat is there left for us to discover?
Now this is mind-blowing, well at least it is to me. Take a look at this picture here now, it was taken on 26th Feb, a couple of days ago. You can click on the image to the left to get a larger view of it. OK, so what you see here is the space … Read moreDiscovering Discovery in orbit from the ground – its amazing