technologistsinsync.comOur Solar System's First Known Interstellar Object Gets Unexpected Speed Boostjaikrishnaponnappan: “ ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to travel through our solar system, got an unexpected boost in speed and shift in trajectory last year, a new study shows. Our...23
sciencealert.comFor The First Time, Scientists Might Have Caught a Star Devouring a PlanetThey mystery of why a young star dims every so often may have just been solved. For the first time, researchers have observed what they think may be a star hoovering up the debris after a nearby collision between two planets.
space.comIt's Inspection Time for the James Webb Space Telescope's Huge Sun Shield (Photo)A new image shows technicians inspecting membranes of James Webb's sun shield, apparently as part of an "acoustic test" designed to ensure that the telescope and its many subsystems can survive the rigors of launch.
comfortinaninstant.typepad.comTime Travel; The Grandfather Effect and John TitorScientific American told this story, “On June 28, 2009, the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking threw a party at the University of Cambridge, complete with balloons, hors d'oeuvres and iced champagne. Everyone was invited but no one showed up. Hawking had expected as much, because he only sent out invitations after...
openculture.comGravity Visualized by High School Teacher in an Amazingly Elegant & Simple WayJust a few miles down the highway from Open Culture's gleaming headquarters you will find Los Gatos High School, where Dan Burns, an AP Physics Teacher, has figured out a simple but clever way to visualize gravity, as it was explained by Einstein's 1915 General Theory of Relativity.
phys.orgOne of the densest clusters of galaxies in the universe is revealedA study published recently in the journal Nature Astronomy and which questions current models of structure formation in the universe is based on data obtained with the Gran Telescopio Canarias and among its authors is a team of researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).
lrb.co.ukJeremy Bernstein: Four-Dimensional ProustI am rereading Proust. If anyone asks why, I tell them the story of Franklin Roosevelt and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Roosevelt paid a visit to the aged Holmes to find him reading Plato in Greek. He asked him why and Holmes replied: ‘To improve my mind, Mr President.’ My first encounter with Proust was in […]