Venusian Atmosphere; Space Mice Liver Trouble; Gravitation Wave Light Pulse
New Details of Venusian Atmosphere Revealed The European Space Agency’s Venus Express orbited Earth’s closest planetary neighbor for over eight years until its mission ended in December 2014. In its final months the spacecraft was sent deep into the Venusian atmosphere for a series of low-altitude orbits. Studying data of a previously unexplored piece of […]
Simple Theory May Explain Dark Matter
Scientists at Vanderbilt University believe dark matter, an invisible substance that makes up almost 85 percent of our universe, might be made out of particles that have an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole. A number of theories concerning dark matter have been developed over the years, but the Vanderbilt University scientists have come […]
Does ‘God Particle’ Spell End of the Universe?
Last summer, when scientists finally cornered the elusive building block of the universe known as the Higgs boson, they apparently also discovered something else: that the universe’s days might be numbered. “It may be that the universe we live in is inherently unstable,” said Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s […]