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From ESA: "Unique pair of hidden black holes discovered by XMM-Newton"

European Space Agency

22 April 2014

Fukun Liu
Department of Astronomy
Peking University
Beijing, China
Email: fkliupku.edu.cn
Phone: +86-10-62751266

Stefanie Komossa
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie… 1,293 more words

Basic Research

From Symmetry: "A 'crack in the cosmic egg'"


April 23, 2014
This article is based on a Kavli Foundation press release.

Last month, scientists on the BICEP2 experiment announced the first hard evidence for cosmic inflation, the process by which the infant universe swelled from microscopic to cosmic size in an instant. 541 more words

Basic Research


I weigh myself each morning to see if my heart has grown any heavier
It has not, and so I can’t explain this gravity in my chest, the familiar kind that pulled me down to you… 225 more words


Head of Medusa
Demon star, night sky riddle
Yet we gaze, fearless

Shooting the stars: Photographer defies light pollution to capture dazzling white trails as celestial bodies sweep across night sky

These dazzling images reveal the night sky as it is seldom seen from a city of 5 million people.

Photographer Justin Ng spends more than two hours per shot painstakingly capturing the movement of thousands of stars across the void, with spectacular results. 161 more words