The Universe is a Strange Place, Indeed

Strange materials cropping up in condensed matter laboratories “Condensed matter physicists study the behaviour of electrons in many materials — semiconductors, metals, and exotic materials like superconductors.” Normally, these physicists […]

Enduring Quests, Daring VIsions

NASA has recently released its ‘roadmap for astrophysics’. You can download a full .PDF version of it from NASA or from I highly recommend it! It’s quite an exciting […]

“An astronomer reports having measured the masses of approximately 60 exoplanets larger than Earth and smaller than Neptune. The measurements greatly expand scientists’ knowledge of sub-Neptune exoplanets because once the […]

I have no delusions that photons can actually experience being ‘old’ photons or new ones! It is, of course, a fact that photons do not experience aging, and that they […]

An international team of astronomers, using NASA’s Fermi observatory, has made the first-ever gamma-ray measurements of a gravitational lens, a kind of natural telescope formed when a rare cosmic alignment […]

It’s not too late to download a .pdf file of a beautiful 2014 astronomy wall calendar. You can use it electronically, or print it out for hanging on your wall. […]