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Flux (Xeelee #03) - Stephen Baxter (1993)

I confess to being a tad ambivalent about Baxter’s work which confuses me a little. They are eminently readable and my limited knowledge of Science gives me no reason to question any of the Chemistry or Physics upon which Baxter has based this novel. 617 more words

British

Numerical work in General Relativity 4: TOV equations

This week I have been studying a lot about the use of spectral methods in General Relativity, this will start to feed into my work gradually over the next few posts. 84 more words

General Relativity

Scientists are tracking a giant radio burst from SPAAAACE!

I just read an article on NewScientist that researchers using the Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia have managed to capture “a gigantic but fleeting burst of radio waves … in the act for the first time, helping to narrow down the vast array of things that might cause them.” How awesome is that? 200 more words

Science!

Space-Time Warp Measured With Aid Of Vanishing Neutron Star

It’s not easy to weigh a star, but an international team of astronomers has done just that.

In fact, they’ve measured the masses of both stars in an odd binary star system some 25,000 light-years from Earth–and gauged the space-time warp resulting from the system’s intense gravitation. 374 more words

COSMOLOGY AND ASTOPHYSICS

X-ray Binary Circinus X-1

The youngest member of an important class of objects has been found using data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Australia Compact Telescope Array. A composite image shows the X-rays in blue and radio emission in purple, which have been overlaid on an optical field of view from the Digitized Sky Survey. 22 more words

Science