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For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos. —> Read More
For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.
GARCHING, Germany, Feb. 11 (UPI) — A young star’s blue light has helped to illuminate IC 2631, the brightest nebula in the Chameleon Complex. —> Read More
The Internet giant has added a rather unusual clause to the small print of one its latest products. In a peculiar move that hopefully doesn’t mean tha… —> Read More
Astronomers have peered through of the fog of the Milky Way to discover hundreds of previously hidden galaxies.
The dust and stars of our Milky Way had obstructed the view of these galaxies from Earth. Scientists knew of cosmic objects in the region, but our inability to observe them with optical telescopes led to the area becoming known as the Zone of Avoidance.
Using radio telescope technology capable of passing through the Milky Way, researchers at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research located 883 galaxies — a third of which had never been seen before. And they’re just 250 million light years from Earth, which is pretty close, astronomically speaking.
“The Milky Way is very beautiful, of course, and it’s very interesting to study our own galaxy, but it completely blocks out the view of the more distant galaxies behind it,” said lead researcher Lister Staveley-Smith, from The University of Western Australia.
Researchers hope that the discovery will help explain what’s known as the Great Attractor region, an area “which appears to be drawing the Milky Way and hundreds of thousands of other galaxies towards it with a gravitational force equivalent to a million billion Suns,” they said in a statement.
Scientists from Australia, South Africa, the U.S. and the Netherlands contributed to the findings, published Tuesday in the Astronomical Journal.
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The major discovery is likely to usher in a whole new era of astronomy over the next few decades. Recent rumors about the first ever detection of grav… —> Read More
Einstein’s theory of relativity predicted gravitational waves. Now, with their discovery, we have secured an exclusive interview* with the great man himself
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) — A team of astronomers have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time. —> Read More
Small and medium-sized Spanish construction firms prioritize securing contracts and production over any R&D activity. These firms are focused on their day-to-day responsibilities and do not dedicate time to generate creative ideas. Their technological improvements arise as a result of problem-solving at the construction site. However, these innovations are not reported or shared with anyone, leading to their eventual disappearance, according to a study carried out by the Polytechnic University of Valencia. —> Read More