Michael Witlin

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Our galaxy produces 9 trillion kilograms of antimatter a second—how? | Ars Technica

New study proposes a (relatively) mundane source: a specific class of supernova.<p>Antimatter is rare in this Universe, but the Universe is a pretty big …


NASA's Juno Spacecraft Just Shattered What We Knew About Jupiter

The gas giant is getting really weird.<p>Just when we thought we had Jupiter all figured out, NASA's Juno spacecraft reveals new results that challenge …

A universe made for me? Physics, fine-tuning and life | Cosmos

<b>For more than 400 years, physicists treated the universe like a machine,</b> taking it apart to see how it ticks. The surprise is it turns out to have …


Two decades in the making: NASA completes most powerful space telescope

The largest and most expensive space telescope in history is finally complete, NASA announced last week. The 20-year project to construct the James …

Northrop Grumman

a world of ideas

Contrary to recent opinion, there is such a thing as the self, and it is empirically amenable to scientific investigation

The Amazing Way Astronomers Are Now Hunting For Planet Nine

Saturn’s Cassini probe is nearing the end of its mission, but that doesn’t mean it’s no longer useful. In fact, astronomers have found a totally new …

9 Cool AF Space Sounds That Will Actually Relax You

There may be no sound in space, but that doesn't mean you can't turn space data into some of the most alien sounds imaginable!

Physicists just made the most precise atomic clock ever

Physicists have built a new atomic clock that is the most precise ever made. It won't gain or lose a full second for 15 billion years.<p>The clock, created by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado and described in a new paper in <i>Nature</i> …