«Black hole blues», by Janna Levin

Review of «Black hole blues and other songs from outer space», by Janna Levin. The astrophysicist explains the story of the gravitational wave detection project LIGO.

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«The end of everything (astrophysically speaking)», by Katie Mack

Review of the book The end of everything (astrophysically speaking), by the Australian astrophysicist Katie Mack, on the possible ends of the universe.

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Gravitational waves

Ferrran Martin refers to Gravitational Wave Astronomy following the first observation of a binary system of a black hole and a neutron star.

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The Nobel Prize in Physics, orbiting black holes

The Swedish Academy has awarded Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez the Nobel Prize in Physics. What is behind this shared award? When did the debate on black holes start? An analysis by Manel Perucho.

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Leap Years

Why do we have leap years?

2020 will have an extra day, but what is the origin of this leap year? Amelia Ortiz-Gil, PhD in astrophysics and disseminator for the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia, answers.

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Laboratory astrophysics

Astrochemistry studies their abundance and composition and posits potential chemical pathways that might have led to the presence of such molecules in a particular environment

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Solar orbiter

Journey to the Sun’s inferno

The ESA Solar Orbiter will be launched into space in 2020 and it will get very close to our star.

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What is a supermoon?

According to the astrophysicist and communicator Javier Armentia, supermoons do not really exist. As he explains, the term is not astronomical, but vulgar astrology.

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Why do we always see the same side of the Moon?

Vicent J. Martínez, Full Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Valencia, answers this question about the two sides of the Moon

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Unravelling science

Mètode Science Studies Journal publishes the 2017 annual review, under the title Unravelling science. The seventh issue of this English language publication focuses on the secrets of neuroscience, the connection between science and ideology, science from a gender perspective, and twenty-first century astrophysics and cosmology,

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