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L’energia scura esiste ed è là fuori nello spazio

E’ quanto emerge da uno studio condotto da un gruppo di ricercatori dell’Università di Portsmouth e dell’Università LMU di Monaco guidati da Tommaso Giannantonio e Robert Crittenden. Dopo due anni di studio e analisi dati, gli scienziati hanno concluso che la probabilità di aver a che fare con la componente che domina il contenuto materia-energia…

II International Conference of Astrobiology

II International Conference of Astrobiology

The Second International Conference of Astrobiology (CAB2012) is an academic event that brings together  works, ideas, projects and educational activities in the field of astrobiology. National and International experts on planetary geology, biology, astrochemistry, oceanography, archaeoastronomy, among other related areas, will be participating.  (altro…)

Big Bang, big data, big computers

Big Bang, big data, big computers

Observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation have transformed modern cosmology propelling it into high-precision, data-driven science it is today. CMB data analysis has been a cornerstone of this transformation and it continues in this role preparing currently to meet its possibly ultimate challenge as posed by ever-growing in size and complexity forthcoming data…

Origins of the Expanding Universe: 1912-1932

Origins of the Expanding Universe: 1912-1932

On September 17, 1912, Vesto Slipher obtained the first radial velocity of a "spiral nebula" - the Andromeda Galaxy. Using the 24-inch telescope at Lowell Observatory, he followed up with more Doppler shifts, and wrote a series of papers establishing that large velocities, usually in recession, are a general property of the spiral nebulae. Those early…