okt 102012
Pulsars as Nature's own GPS in Space

  Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Leicester have been commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) to investigate the feasibility of using dead stars to navigate spacecraft in deep space. The findings of the research will advise ESA strategy and if feasible this technique may in future revolutionise the [continue reading]

mei 202012
SkyMapper May Shed Light on Dark Matter

  Astronomers believe that 90% of our universe is composed of dark matter, a mysterious substance that we can’t directly see. Add to that dark energy, a force that seems to be accelerating the expansion of the universe and the picture you get is of a very strange universe much of which we don’t currently [continue reading]