Hi, we are aliens and we have “pulsars”

Hi, we are aliens and we have “pulsars”

  Where are all the aliens? This question received many answers, ranging from “they are home watching TV” to “long dead and gone”. And if they are there how to listen to them, or more important on which frequency should we tune our receivers to detect them? One clever mechanism to transmit a simple message […]

We found ….. something (Higgs boson)!

We found ….. something (Higgs boson)!

The place: Geneva. The date: 4 July 2012. Scientists working at the LHC presented the first solid evidence of a new particle which resembles the long-sought Higgs boson. The results come from two major experiments, CMS and ATLAS and confirm that the new particle has an energy of 125.3 GeV with a confidence of 4.9 […]

Euclid mission – final approval

Euclid mission – final approval

Today, ESA’s (European Space Agency) Science Programme Committee gave the final go for the Euclid space mission, which will move now into the full construction phase, the launch is set around 2020. This mission is supported by nearly 1000 scientists from 100 institutes and is aimed at discovering the nature of dark matter and dark […]

Wandering Worlds

Wandering Worlds

Would you believe me if I tell you that there are 10^5 planets like objects for each star in our Galaxy that are just wandering around, not bound to any star? I told one friend about this news and he was all like it would be great to live on one of this natural space […]

Science Side goes mobile as Astro Side!

Science Side goes mobile as Astro Side!

So we are on the move as the android Astro Side app is up on the Google Play. This new app will bring astronomy related news to your Android powered phone or tablet. Extra features include fresh interesting news from the world of science, fun related content, like joke of the day and quiz of […]

The mysterious black hole

The mysterious black hole

Back on the sea of articles, surfing the latest news. And what is the latest rabbit from the hat? Well, we know that they should be there, we know how do they look like, but we don’t know where they are and why we don’t see them. And I’m not talking about aliens, they fit […]

Early, early, early, early black holes

Early, early, early, early black holes

I wrote this article sitting in a cafe, drinking good decaf latte from a light green mug and listening to unknown ambiental music. – Who came first, the galaxy or the black hole? – Is the evolution of black holes linked with the one of its host galaxy from the beginning? – How many massive […]

Black holes as telescopes

Black holes as telescopes

What can you do with a black hole? A first answer will be like, not much, and you better keep your distance! It turns out that you can use the black hole in the center of our Galaxy as a giant telescope. At least this is the idea of Amitai Bin-Nun of the University of […]

Another door opens for SETI

Another door opens for SETI

Let’s start explaining the title, what is SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)? It’s a very serious initiative to respond a fundamental question for us humans: Are We Alone? The project uses telescopes to listen for narrow-bandwidth radio signals from space. Such events do not occur naturally, so a detection would provide strong evidence of extraterrestrial […]

Space – The final frontier

Space – The final frontier

I may continue with the full phrase like “These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise …” but we are a long way to say that. Presently we just managed to send people to our moon, some time ago, and we are scratching the surface of our solar system. This doesn’t mean that we didn’t […]