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The Signal and the Noise: Revolutionary New Cosmology at LIGO?

The discovery of gravitational waves promised to usher in a new age of empirical cosmology, with potentially significant implications for our theoretical understanding of the physical world. Roger Penrose in a new paper is claiming that this promise has been … Continue reading

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Lithium, Big Bangs and Stellar Nucleosynthesis

When it comes to nuclear weapons a very important fusion reaction is H3 + H2 > He4 + n + 17.6 Mev It is a handy reaction because it occurs at relatively low temperatures, that is relative to other fusion … Continue reading

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Space Surveillance Telescope Heads to Australia, Space Control and Cosmological Models

The Defense Advanced Projects Agency has transferred the Space Surveilleance Telescope to United States Space Command, whereupon it will be deployed to the Harold E Holt Naval Communication Station in Western Australia. The Space Surveillance Telescope will be a sensor … Continue reading

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Does the Deep Earth Biosphere Suggest There are Ecosystems on Mars?

Astrobiology is perhaps the newest scientific discipline, and a noteworthy feature of astrobiology is its highly interdisciplinary nature. The boundary between intellectual disciplines are largely social, not natural nor cognitive, constructions and this point is worth reflecting upon when thinking … Continue reading

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