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Understanding super bright mysteries of the universe

Observing a faraway astronomical object is the current best way to understand it. If we could travel to a distant star, and look at what is going on up close, the whole process of science would be a lot faster. But our best option is... click to read more

  • Devina Misra | PhD Student at University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 710
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 27, 2021
Is dark matter lighting up the sky with X-rays?

Eighty-five percent of the mass in our Universe is the mysterious substance named dark matter. Besides giving it a name, however, we know little else about it. How can we claim we know dark matter exists if we can't even see it? Through gravity. Just... click to read more

  • Nick Rodd | Miller Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, USA
Views 788
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 2, 2021
Exposing the remnant core of a giant planet

What's out there? — We always have lots to learn from "others". The hunt for extrasolar planets (exoplanets) sets us to explore the diversity of the universe around us. An exoplanet is a planet orbiting around a star outside the Solar System. In the last few... click to read more

  • David Armstrong | Assistant Professor at Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability, Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Views 943
Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 22, 2021