Monthly Archives: March 2014

How big would a comet have to be, to be able to collide with the sun?

Asked by Tobias, Copenhagen The basic answer to this question is simple: any size of comet – or any other object floating around in space – can end up colliding with the Sun. A lot of comets manage to avoid

How big would a comet have to be, to be able to collide with the sun?

Asked by Tobias, Copenhagen The basic answer to this question is simple: any size of comet – or any other object floating around in space – can end up colliding with the Sun. A lot of comets manage to avoid

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New gravitational evidence makes waves as proof of the Big Bang

It would be hard to keep up a Physics blog and not write about this most recent story, although I admit I’m a little behind the rest. Researchers believe that gravitational wave signals are proof of a key component of

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New gravitational evidence makes waves as proof of the Big Bang

It would be hard to keep up a Physics blog and not write about this most recent story, although I admit I’m a little behind the rest. Researchers believe that gravitational wave signals are proof of a key component of

There’s now an LED that’s only 3 atoms thick

This is just crazy: a team of scientists from the University of Washington have created an LED (light-emitting diode) that’s only 3 atoms thick. The light emitted can be picked up by standard light-measuring equipment, too. LEDs are basically semiconductors,

There’s now an LED that’s only 3 atoms thick

This is just crazy: a team of scientists from the University of Washington have created an LED (light-emitting diode) that’s only 3 atoms thick. The light emitted can be picked up by standard light-measuring equipment, too. LEDs are basically semiconductors,

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Kepler finds almost double the number of previously-discovered planets

In one truly amazing sweep, the Kepler Telescope has confirmed the existence of 715 new planets outside our Solar System, nearly doubling the previous findings of just over 1,000 “exoplanets” (some of which were also made by Kepler, earlier on).

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Kepler finds almost double the number of previously-discovered planets

In one truly amazing sweep, the Kepler Telescope has confirmed the existence of 715 new planets outside our Solar System, nearly doubling the previous findings of just over 1,000 “exoplanets” (some of which were also made by Kepler, earlier on).