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10 Free Old Astronomy Books

10 Free Old Astronomy Books

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s seems like a good time for another free book update. So, through the wonders of file sharing on the internet, we present you a bunch of free astronomy books. But there’s a catch — this time we’re going to focus on old astronomy books (at least 100 years old). So here’s a few of […]

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Looking for Signs of Life

Looking for Signs of Life

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over the next two decades, NASA will launch a series of space telescopes that will search for Earth-sized planets around other stars and examine those planets for signs of life. However, before that scientists have think hard about what observations exactly should be made. This recent talk by Dr. Victoria Meadows will introduce the main methods […]

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Strategies in the Search for ET

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here we have a Google Tech talk from 2009 discussing the different strategies of hunting for ET. As Seth Shostak points out, there are many different strategies that could be employed to search for ET. Right now we are in the 5th decade of the search for extraterrestrial civilizations and, so far, we have found […]

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SETI: A WISE Search for ET

SETI: A WISE Search for ET

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are many ideas of how astronomers could detect extraterrestrial civilizations. And in some way or another they are related to the different types of civilizations that we might look for. A Soviet astronomer Nikolai Kardashev came up with a certain scale for measuring a civilization’s level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to utilize. […]

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Why the Anti-World Matters by Tara Shears

Why the Anti-World Matters by Tara Shears

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Antimatter is basically a form of matter, which is made out of antiparticles, that have the same mass as ordinary particles, however their charge is opposite. Interestingly, encounters between normal matter and anti-matter produces high-energy photons. This experimental fact leads to an interesting puzzle, which is why does anything even exist, if matter and anti-matter […]

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Physics News of the Week: Birth of a Black Hole Captured

Physics News of the Week: Birth of a Black Hole Captured

| November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s that time again when we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of science this week. This week, we have some interesting news from astronomers and material scientists. So here’s the summary of these news. Also, to receive these news to your email, register for our email newsletter. 1. Birth […]

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Physics News of the Week: News on the Hunt for Exoplanets & Dark Energy

Physics News of the Week: News on the Hunt for Exoplanets & Dark Energy

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another great Sunday is upon us, so let’s take a look at the news from the world of physics. As always, here are top 3 news plus some additional news that you might find interesting. To receive these news straight to your email, register for our email newsletter. 1. Two Billion Planet in our Galaxy […]

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Astronomy Lectures by Carolin Crawford

| November 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Here we have a playlist of 13 Astronomy lectures by Prof. Carolin Crawford. Prof. Crawford received her PhD from Newnham College and went on a variety of fellowships at such places as Oxford, Cambridge and the Royal Society.  In 2004 she was appointed as a Fellow and College Lecturer at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. These days Carolin Crawford […]

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