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Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves may be confirmed on Thursday

The first-ever detection of gravitational waves, which scientists could announce on Thursday, would open a new window on the universe and its most violent phenomena. 278 more words

Black Holes and Neutron Stars - The Stupefying Death of Stars

The death of a star gives birth to two possibilities, none of which are less fascinating than the other. If the star is relatively small, a… 789 more words

An In-Depth X-ray Picture of X-Ray Binary Systems in Andromeda

Andromeda (Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC)

While everyone else was making popcorn garlands and giving sentimental presents and eating marshmallow candies shaped like Santa, astronomers were busy too…busy scanning the Andromeda galaxy with a super powerful x-ray telescope array in space! 258 more words

We are Stardust . . . The Life-Cycle of a Star

Like all things in nature, stars have a life-cycle. They emerge from deep within a nebula, a cloud of dust and gases formed from the remnants of long-dead stars and planets. 888 more words


You Are The Stardust. Literally.

After somewhat a long break, Universe Diaries are back! The inspiration was, of course, the birth of Jesus and the stars guiding the Three Wise Men. 1,981 more words


Oh! Why am I falling?

A young man, sitting idly in the laps of his garden and an apple strikes his head. The story sounds familiar, right? It indeed is and the young man I speak of is none other than the great Isaac Newton. 3,085 more words


Mini review: “Neutron Star” by Larry Niven

I’m not a big reader of science fiction (the last books were the excellent Ender’s Game and Hugh Howey’s Wool) but I have been thinking of reading Larry Niven’s Ringworld for a while.   325 more words