Physics

How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter

How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter?

A whole lot of zig-zagging: Perhaps that is what happens when the universe's mysterious dark matter particles hit the Earth. SDU researchers can now show...
'Ghost particles' could improve understanding the universe

‘Ghost particles’ could improve understanding the universe

Trillions of neutrinos, or ghost particles, are passing through us every second. While scientists know this fact, they don't know what role neutrinos play in...
Quest to settle riddle over Einstein's theory may soon be over

Quest to settle riddle over Einstein’s theory may soon be over

Astronomy experiments could soon test an idea developed by Albert Einstein almost exactly a century ago, scientists say. Tests using advanced technology could resolve a...
A faster way to make Bose-Einstein condensates

A faster way to make Bose-Einstein condensates

The world of an atom is one of random chaos and heat. At room temperatures, a cloud of atoms is a frenzied mess, with atoms...
High-altitude observatory sheds light on origin of excess anti-matter

High-altitude observatory sheds light on origin of excess anti-matter

A mountaintop observatory in Mexico, built and operated by an international team of scientists, has captured the first wide-angle view of gamma rays emanating...
What Is the Computational Power of the Universe

What is the computational power of the universe?

Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult for a computer - even if we built a computer...
Listening for Gravitational Waves Using Pulsars

Listening for gravitational waves using pulsars

One of the most spectacular achievements in physics so far this century has been the observation of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time that result...
When helium behaves like a black hole

When helium behaves like a black hole

A team of scientists has discovered that a law controlling the bizarre behavior of black holes out in space--is also true for cold helium...
Milky Way's 'most-mysterious star' continues to confound

Milky Way’s ‘most-mysterious star’ continues to confound

In 2015, a star called KIC 8462852 caused quite a stir in and beyond the astronomy community due to a series of rapid, unexplained...
Contracting white dwarf observed for the first time

Contracting white dwarf observed for the first time

Astrophysicists have found the first observational evidence for a contracting white dwarf. Constant high spin-up rate of a star of this type, located in an...