Astrophysics

Dark Matter Candidates & their Detection

Abstract – The existence of Dark Matter is widely accepted in the scientific community, but its identity is still an enigma. Numerous independent gravitational observations seen cannot be explained by the Newtonian mechanics of the visible mass. A rather simple hypothesis suggests the existence of new particle or particles, termed as Dark Matter, to give …

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An Ingenious Perseverance: The Search for Life on Mars

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 …

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Cosmological Origins and Evidence of Antimatter

Shivam Dixit, Mallya Aditi International School, [email protected] Abstract – This paper aims to outline and analyze changes in the state of antimatter through the formation of the universe, exploring the relevant stages of cosmological history to study baryon asymmetry. Theoretical models which explain or address the observed phenomena of antimatter are explored. Finally, this paper …

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About Mars: A Review of the Characteristics of the Martian Planet

Abstract The colonization of Mars has been a topic of much discussion, and in recent years the media has had plenty to publish on this topic making this venture appear to be relatively easy. However, despite Mars being a neighbouring planet, it is an alien planet with an inhospitable environment. This paper — based on …

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

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 …

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Exploration of whether human colonisation is possible within our solar system

Abstract With the advancement of technology and scientific understandings, humans have been able to investigate many different astronomical bodies in outer space. In this review report, I explore some of the many worlds of our solar system in which humans could potentially colonise in future. It was Professor Michelle Dougherty, from the Imperial College London, …

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GRAVITATIONAL WAVES: AN INTRODUCTION TO RIPPLES OF SPACE-TIME

    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 …

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