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Is everything in space spinning in the same direction?

... come to the party to make the star, they add all of their own bit of spin and the average, when you sum it all up, some ... the planets be spinning the same way? And what about our own solar system - is everything spinning the same way in our own solar system? Matt - So many questions. Okay. So, this ...

 Original - This artist’s impression of the distant galaxy SMM J2135-0102 shows large bright clouds a few hundred light-years in size, which are regions of active star formation. These “star factories” are similar in size to those in the Milky Way,...

What has physics got to say about time?

... bounce back out again and that we would experience as our own big bang.  So, this is a picture of a cyclic universe ... different parallel universes, if you like.  So, our own universe will be one of the layers and then separated by ... good question.  They could be very different from our own universe.  They could have different laws of physics in ...

cloud computing

Down to Earth: Cloud computing

... do this they developed the software needed to create their own cloud. While, they may sound fluffy and nebulous, clouds ... services firms use the OpenStack platform to power their own clouds. So that’s how, what started off as trying to ...

What are Supercomputers used for?

... a supercomputer super is open in Darwin and basically, we own all the technology and how it's put together whereas in ... then. Paul -   Yeah, the more of value add that you own yourself, the less value add the vendor can charge you ...

Barred Spiral Galaxy

Big data just got bigger

... like because it's computing on demand, we don't have to own big computer centres and own big supercomputers for a long period of time. And then ...

Milky way galaxy

Earth-sized exoplanet with an atmosphere detected

... The mass of the star is only about 20% of the mass of our own Sun, meaning that it is relatively cool and dim, which ...

solar system

How to make a Solar System

... happening or do we have to rely on what we see here in our own Solar System and extrapolate backward s? Alan -   There ...

Stars at night

Molecule dashes hopes for interstellar signs of life

... a star without any planets, as well as on a comet in our own solar system. Izzie Clarke heard from Jes Jorgensen from ...

Pregnant abdomen

High fat pregnancy diet cancer risk

... generations of DNA are present in a pregnant mother: her own DNA, the DNA of the daughter in her womb, and the DNA in ...

The Very Large Array at Socorro, New Mexico, United States.

South Africa and the Square Kilometre Array

... South African SKA bid, visited London and met up with our own Chris Smith. Bernie -   It will be made up of two ...

Figure 2: The surface of Mars

Mars Globes & the History of Astronomy

... the canals as suggested by Schiaparelli and he setup his own observatory on the outskirts of Paris especially for ... an interested amateur scientist.  And so, he built his own observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The observatory is ...

A large astronomical telescope against a dark starry sky.

Taking a new look at old stars

... very little metal in it, making it a very early star. Our own Sun is only about 4.6 billion years old. Studying old ...

Cerro Armazones, the chosen site for the planned European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)

Boom! Mountain makes way for a telescope

... are multi-mirror.  Any structure that big sags under its own weight, it gets blown around by the wind, and it shakes, ...

ASKAP antennas

Astronomy with MRO and ASKAP

... won't just be looking at very distant objects. Within our own Milky Way galaxy it will expect to discover thousands of ...

The Murchison Widefield Array is one of the precursors to the SKA

Radio Astronomy in the Outback

... comprise of so many small antennas, each receiving their own separate signals which will have to be added together, ...

 Closeup front view of one antenna of the Allan Telescope Array, a radio telescope for combined radio astronomy and SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) research being built by the University of California at Berkeley, outside San...

The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

... collegially, but there are a number of groups doing their own thing. Chris -   So it's not just confined or ...

Figure 1: An artist's view of a planet around a red dwarf star

A Whole New World

... it's because we want to find a new Earth to replace our own bruised habitat? Mark Wyatt is philosophical about it, ...