By: Rebecca Schlofner
How Pulsars Were First Detected There are quite literally countless numbers of stars in the sky. Some are quite obvious, such as our own sun, others we can see with the naked eye and are nearby such as the constellations of the Milky Way Galaxy...
A guide to discovered exoplanets
By: Kaitlyn Shepanski
From the Greek words ‘Exo’, meaning outside and ‘Planette’ meaning wanderer, exoplanets or extrasolar planets are simply planets that exist outside our solar system. As of April 2010, four hundred and fifty three exoplanets were known to us. By June 2011, that number...
By: Lydia Epstein
According to quantum science, each element of an experimental arrangement generally consists of three components, namely a physical system, measuring device, and observer. Quantum mechanics teaches us that, during the observation of a quantum system, the action of the measuring device affects the objects being...
By: Loredana Ghitescu
Isaac Newton was the first man of science to prove it: all objects, irrespective of their nature, composition, size or length possess mass. But the question remained whether there could be a logical explanation for its occurrence or it just happened to be a mere...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC Apparatus) particle accelerator is a physics experiment taking place at the CERN Laboratory in Switzerland. Its focus is to find particles that other detectors are not capable of finding. Three thousand physicists from thirty-eight different countries participate in the experiment...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Many Americans believe that America's space program ended when the shuttle system was dismantled last year. The truth is that America is even more dedicated to having a thriving space program. 2012 will be the year when commercial space missions take flight. Programs that are...
What the discovery of Earth-sized exoplanets means for the human race
By: Anthony Megna
There isn't a week that goes by where the news hasn't announced another discovery of an Earth-sized planet revolving around another far-off star system. This is exciting stuff, and with the advances in astronomy, namely more powerful telescopes land-based as well as space-based, scientists are...
How a neutron star is formed
By: Zain Arif
Stars are a ubiquitous feature of galaxies, where they live out a never-ending cycle of birth, life and death. This lifecycle is by no means meaningless though, and in fact contributes to the creation and dispersion of elements intricately linked to the planetary systems that...
An introduction to Comet Lovejoy
By: Steven Mars
The comet Lovejoy (C2011W3) was reported as recently discovered this year on December 2, 2011 by the amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy of Australia. But a similar comet with the same name by the same astronomer was discovered in 2007 (C2007E2). A few days ago on...
By: Elizabeth M Young
It is theorized that neutron stars are the collapsed cores of massive suns. If you imagine a collapsed version of the Earth's sun, this sun would punch itself down into a ball that could cover the city of Chicago. This video by FabioTheItalianOne is a...

 

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