Astrophysics

He just graduated from college and wants to be an astrophysicist. Oh, and he's 11

<b>(CNN) —</b> He can't vote. He's not even old enough to drive. But William Maillis already has a college degree.<p>William, 11, walked across a stage Saturday to receive his Associate in Arts degree from St. Petersburg College in Florida.<p>"I am totally fascinated by William and the work that he has done," …

College & University

Facebook could face an Australian class action, and an astrophysicist is leading the charge

The man leading a legal challenge against Facebook in Australia says he hopes the case will encourage people to be more careful with what they share …

Social Media

11-year-old Florida boy gets college degree

Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?<p>Probably not this one.<p>Well, technically, William Maillis is a fifth-grader in age only.<p>He’s 11.<p>But he graduated …

College & University

Curiosity — Daily Podcast: Dark Matter, Spite Houses, Digits...

Daily Podcast: Dark Matter, Spite Houses, Digits of Pi Needed, and Measuring Your Passion and Perseverance<p>In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley …

Dark Matter

11-Year-Old College Grad Wants to Pursue Astrophysics to Prove God’s Existence

July 22, 2018 by Hemant Mehta<p>11-year-old <b>William Maillis</b> is making headlines this weekend after graduating from St. Petersburg College in Florida with …

Middle School

'Cosmos: Possible Worlds' trailer explores alien life and butterflies

After the briefest of teases at the start of the year, Fox is ready to show <i>Cosmos: Possible Worlds</i> in earnest. The network has released an initial trailer that suggests <i>Possible Worlds</i> will follow the basic formula of the reborn series' first season while covering some decidedly different ground. As …

Paranormal

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals the One Scientifically Accurate Thing in Star Wars

Advertising [x]<p>by Cian Maher<p>– on<p>in Movie News<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson recently revealed the one scientifically accurate thing in the entire <i>Star Wars</i> movie …

Star Wars

Neil deGrasse Tyson Here's Why We Need the Space Force ... It's Bigger Than Trump

<b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> says the idea of a U.S. Space Force ain't all that crazy -- in fact it's not even new -- but people just think it sounds crazy …

Space Force

How to weigh stars with gravitational lensing

<i>Astronomy & Astrophysics</i> publishes the predictions of the passages of foreground stars in front of background stars. A team of astronomers, using …

Cosmology

Black hole entropy production and transport coefficients in Lovelock gravity

Author(s): C. Fairoos, Avirup Ghosh, and Sudipta SarkarWe study the entropy evolution of black holes in Lovelock gravity by formulating a …

Black Holes

The APS Topical Group on Plasma Astrophysics

<b>By Michael Brown</b><p>The APS Topical Group on Plasma Astrophysics (GPAP) was formed in 1999 to provide an intellectual home for plasma physicists who have …

Physics

I'm a science writer for Forbes, covering linguistics and planetary astronomy. I'm also a researcher at the University of California San Diego where I look for supermassive black holes in unusual galaxies. AMA!

I'm Jesse Shanahan, a graduate researcher in astrophysics and I write about linguistics and astronomy for Forbes. My research is on galaxies and …

University of California

Happy Birthday! Brian May

5 hours ago<p>Born on this day in 1947, Brian Harold May, the English musician, singer, songwriter, astrophysicist, and photographer, best known as the …

Imperial College London

Documentary on astrophysicist Jayant Narlikar in the works

‘Vaidyanyanik Saraswat’, presented by Sahitya Akademi, will be directed by film historian Anil Zankar.<p>Sahitya Akademi on Thursday announced a …

Entertainment (India)

Princeton's McComas will lead IMAP, a NASA mission to study the heliosphere

Princeton astrophysicist David McComas will be the principal investigator for a science mission to sample, analyze and map particles streaming to …

Particles

The science behind ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’ explained at Alamo Drafthouse

Considering the direction our environment is heading, regenerating planet Earth in the manner of the Genesis planet in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of …

Star Trek

Image - Behind the Gas and Dust of Orion's Trapezium Cluster

Credit: NASA; K.L. Luhman (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.); and G. Schneider, E. Young, G. Rieke, A. Cotera, H. Chen, …

Harvard

Ars on your lunch break, week 4: Our closing remarks on Fermi’s Paradox

We talk about the tools that search the deep dark for life, and what might be found.<p>Today, we present the third and final installment of my interview …

Leo Laporte

The Whale Galaxy in Canes Venatici

The post The Whale Galaxy in Canes Venatici appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Space Science

New era of space research launched by IceCube Observatory and global team of astronomers

The first-ever identification of a deep-space source of the super-energetic subatomic particles known as high-energy neutrinos is being heralded …

Physics

VERITAS supplies critical piece to neutrino discovery puzzle

The VERITAS array has confirmed the detection of gamma rays from the vicinity of a supermassive black hole. While these detections are relatively …

Black Holes

Is there anybody out there?

There are 100 billion stars in our Galaxy – surely we can’t be the only intelligent lifeform out there? In this week’s Science Focus Podcast we ask …

Science

NASA's TESS spacecraft continues testing prior to first observations

After a successful launch on April 18, 2018, NASA's newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is currently undergoing a series …

Exoplanets

An Astrophysics 'Breakthrough' Will Be Unveiled Thursday. Here's How to Watch.

An international team of astrophysicists will reveal a "breakthrough" discovery Thursday (July 12), and you can watch the announcement live.<p>The U.S. …

University of Maryland

Blue light in the desert night

Mission Control | Published: 03 July 2018<p>Mathieu de Naurois<p><i>Nature Astronomy</i><b>volume 2</b>, page593 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Subjects<p>Astronomical …

Google Scholar

Sharing challenges and successes in science communication

Meeting Report | Published: 03 July 2018<p>CAP 2018<p>Amanda E. Bauer,<br>• Samir Dhurde &<br>• Olayinka Fagbemiro<p><i>Nature Astronomy</i><b>volume 2</b>, pages525–527 (2018) | …

Google Scholar

African star joins the radio astronomy firmament

Mission Control | Published: 03 July 2018<p>Fernando Camilo<p><i>Nature Astronomy</i> (2018) | Download Citation<p>Subjects<p>Astronomical instrumentation<br>• Galaxies and …

Astronomy

Should We Communicate With Aliens?

<b>What would humans’ first interactions with extraterrestrial intelligence look like? Hollywood imagines a spaceship full of aliens descending upon</b> …

National Security

Astrophysicist Meghnad Saha's launched 'bridge course' impresive: Venkaiah Naidu

Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Terming astrophysicist Meghnad Saha's introduction of innovative initiatives like the pre-PhD course as "impressive", Vice …

India

Burke Student Helps Discover New Pulsating Stars

A Burke student, his professor and another student discovered eight new pulsating white dwarfs during research in Chile.<p>BURKE, VA—A student hailing …

Telescopes