An Ingenious Perseverance: The Search for Life on Mars

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Abstract: Recently, NASA’s Perseverance rover (equipped with the Ingenuity helicopter) landed on Mars and is investigating the crater Jezero, a place where scientists think they might fight find possible signs of life through the leftover marks of deltas and rivers and the rocks that might contain life-signalling minerals. The Perseverance rover is only a part […]

Stars and their Colours

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Abstract Stars are often described in terms of their colour. Sentences like “Betelguese is a Red Supergiant” and “The Sun is a Yellow Dwarf” paint an image, but there is also a great deal of physics behind them. Stars emit light in a way similar to black bodies. The wavelength of electromagnetic radiation that a […]

A brief overview about how the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory works

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By Chinmay Pala Abstract In this paper, the author explains how the Laser Interferometric Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detects gravitational waves and goes over the differences between initial LIGO and advanced LIGO. Beginning by explaining the formation of gravitational waves, the author then gives an overview of the history and locations of LIGO. In the main […]

Design for a Europa Subsurface Explorer Mission with a Telescopic Subsurface Vehicle

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Abstract Europa, one of Jupiter’s four large Galilean moons, is a target of prime importance for exploration. This is due to the likely presence of a global subsurface liquid water ocean beneath a water ice crust, raising the possibility that Europa could support simple life. Future mission concepts include a lander deploying a probe to […]



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    Image credit: Getty Images Aaditya Bhattacharya[1]* Abstract The article explores and explains the evolving concept of “gravitational waves”. It presents the importance of and recent progress in the contemporary knowledge of “gravitational waves”. It provides a brief overview of the interferometer – an instrument used to measure these gravitational waves. The article elucidates […]

No More Rockets

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Abstract Mankind has always been interested in the vast void that we called space. Filled with endless unknowns and bizarre phenomena, people throughout history such as Aristotle, Galileo, and many more have made impactful developments in our knowledge about the universe. Ever since Sputnik 1, the first mission that successfully delivered a satellite into Earth’s […]

The Effectiveness of “Pre-computed Vector Space and Interpolation” Method on the Computing Time for an n-body Simulation

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Abstract In the field of physics and astronomy, -body simulations are widely used tools to simulate particles under the influence of gravitational forces, and they are generally made using an algorithm that is almost a brute-force approach, as it computes all pairwise gravitational forces by solving for computational differential equation solutions using algorithms like the […]

How to Look for Alien Life

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The possibility of extraterrestrial life has been discussed for centuries, in both scientific and fictitious work. But it wasn’t until 1992 that the first exoplanet (planet outside of our solar system) was detected, and 2001 that the first exoplanet in a habitable zone was detected [1]. This makes exoplanetology and astrobiology relatively new fields of […]

Europa Latest – Jupiter’s Moon Reveals More Exciting Secrets

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On Monday 26 September, NASA announced that it has discovered ‘surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa’. This evidence is in the form of UV images captured by the Hubble Space telescope, which suggest that there might be water jets that are emanating from ‘cryogeysers’ […]