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07.03.2017
Schrödinger’s cat, a thought experiment in quantum mechanics, points to the possibility of parallel universes. Physicist Aurélien Barrau believes that one day, it will be possible to devise...
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06.09.2017
Cheaper than satellites, stratospheric balloons can carry telescopes up to altitudes of 40,000 meters, enabling researchers to observe the Universe. They recently completed a mission over Australia...
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09.27.2016
Astrophysicist and comet specialist Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd has been involved in the Rosetta project since its early stages. She shares her insight on this extraordinary space mission which is...
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06.15.2016
Less than four months after the first-ever detection of gravitational waves, a new merger of black holes has been observed by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration.
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04.20.2016
The Microscope satellite was placed in orbit this April. Its mission: test once more the principle of equivalence, a pillar of the theory of general relativity that postulates that all objects fall...
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02.11.2016
The general theory of relativity predicted the existence of gravitational waves, distortions in the fabric of space-time that propagate through the Universe. What exactly are they and how were they...