Orbiting a Black Hole

If the Sun were to collapse into a black hole right now, would we survive? Before we tackle this question, let's get our hands dirty with a bit of the physics behind black holes. Firstly we have to find out what they actually are, and how they were proposed in the first place. On top... Continue Reading →

The Dark Side of the Universe

At the turn of the twentieth century, the solution to a trivial problem in physics led to one of the most revolutionary theories imaginable. Now, more than a century later it seems as though history is on the verge of repeating itself with the realisation that our world, along with the rest of the observable... Continue Reading →

Falling into a Black Hole

The year is 2241. You are an astronaut on-board the 'Orion Interstellar Space Module', or OISM for short. You contemplate what your journey has in store, but know that it is of little use to ponder over. The hatchet doors lock into place, its metallic joints fully lubricated. You fall into a deep slumber as... Continue Reading →

Tides of a Jupiter System

Life. It is abundant on this world we call Planet Earth. But where else could life possibly exist in our solar system? Mars, maybe Venus? Possibly. But there is one other planetary body which NASA has their eye's set upon - Europa. Europa itself is just a satellite - one of the four large moon... Continue Reading →

Colliding Galaxies

The Andromeda Galaxy has its course set for a head on collision with our own Milky Way Galaxy....But what will happen when it reaches us?

The Return Of Mathematics

Perhaps the first good suggestion that Australia's education minister, Christopher Pyne, has made is the reintroduction of compulsory mathematics into our systems higher schooling education. Many of his idiotic plans in the past involved slashing any funding support for Australia's local university students - something that may have increased the cost of obtaining a degree fourfold - as... Continue Reading →

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