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How to make a kilonova: Finding a path for cosmic alchemy

In 2017, a cosmic event occurred that changed our understanding of the universe when the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a merger event from two neutron stars caught in a tight orbit in an event dubbed GW 170817. Neutron stars are stars so dense... click to read more

  • Noel Richardson | Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Clarissa Pavao | Student researcher at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Views 504
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 25, 2023
A peculiar bright burst of radio waves in the Milky Way

What's out there? It's a fundamental but fascinating question in space science. Back in 1969, we managed to first travel to our neighbour, the Moon, and explore it. However, the whole picture is much more complex as most objects in the Universe are too far... click to read more

  • Simone Bavera | PhD Student at Departement of Astronomy, University of Geneva, Versoix, Switzerland
Views 3190
Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 23, 2021
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 2798
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 27, 2021
A two decade long ballet of two stars reveals a rare twist

General theory of relativity was arguably one of the most groundbreaking scientific advancements of the past century. According to the theory, gravity is not a mere force but a manifestation of the curvature of an underlying space-time fabric. Since its initial formulation in 1915, it... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 21, 2021