Space & Time

As part of its relativity theory, the renowned physicist Albert Einstein helped to establish the concept of space-time. Before his pioneering work, scientists had two different theories to explain physical phenomena: The physics laws of Isaac Newton described the motion of large objects, while the electromagnetic models of James Clerk Maxwell explained the properties of light, according to NASA.

Kepler's Laws on the Movement of the Planets

Kepler’s Laws on the Movement of the Planets

Astronomy was of interest to Kepler from an early age, but smallpox transferred in childhood hit the future scientist’s eyes hard and seriously limited him in his ability to independently conduct observations. However, interest in science has not been lost. While studying at the university in Tübingen, Kepler got acquainted with the heliocentric system of …

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Release of IllustrisTNG - the most perfect model of the universe

IllustrisTNG – Most perfect model of the universe

The development of computer technology has helped bring the modelling of the evolution of our universe to a qualitatively new level. Scientists received new information about the influence of black holes on the distribution of dark matter, learned more about the formation and propagation of heavy elements in space, as well as about the origin …

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BOINC: A Distributed Computing System

BOINC: A Distributed Computing System

Processing scientific data requires enormous power, but the number of supercomputers available is very limited. However, a significant part of the calculations can be broken down into small tasks that a home computer can handle. The BOINC project is a complex of programs designed to organize distributed computing.It was originally created in 2002 for the …

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Searching Extraterrestrial Creatures

Searching Extraterrestrial Creatures

Frank Derekis director of the Carl Sagan Center at SETI Institute, located in California, USA, where he was the founder of the Esma project, in which they listened to two stars, Tau Ceti and Epsilon Eridani, following radio waves emitted from extraterrestrial intelligent organisms. The two stars are approximately 12 light-years from Earth and are approximately the same …

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Why was Pluto removed from the list of Plantes after 70 years

Why was Pluto removed from the list of Plantes after 70 years

All the controversy ended and all the wars and quarrels between astronomers over whether or not a number of Kuiper belt objects were planets were over. Pluto was removed from the list of planets by a new criterion presented at the meeting of the International Astronomical Society. Pluto is a distant object that has been …

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