Archive for May 2011

Discover the "missing mass" of the Universe

An aerospace engineering student who worked as an intern with a scholarship from Monash University in Melbourne, Amelia Fraser-McKelvie, aged 22, was able to locate the "missing mass" of the Universe. As explained by its rapporteur, Kevin Pimbblet, School of Physics "was thought to be a theoretical point of view that the universe would be about [...]

The new 3D map of the universe

Astronomers at the University of Portsmouth, England, have created the most complete 3D map map of the universe. The map, which covers 95% of the sky and was submitted to Congress 218esimo the American Astronomical Society, shows all visible structures within 380 million light years from Earth, comprising about 45 000 galaxies [...]

Amateur photographer captures the entire Milky Way with 37440 shots

Nick Risinger, an American amateur photographer, was able to reconstruct a complete picture of the Milky Way from well 37440 photo that he has taken in recent months from various points around the globe. Risinger has traveled from the U.S. to South Africa to achieve the over 37 000 photos from which [...]