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Author name: Sanika Iyer

Dark Stars

As predicted, the James Webb Space Telescope has continued to prove itself as a telescope to be reckoned with. It continues to make discoveries that shock astronomers and advance our knowledge of space and matter. Recently, the magnificent JWST has spotted objects that may be a new type of star, one that is powered by

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In honor of Einstein’s birthday tomorrow (which also happens to be pi day!), let’s talk about relativity. Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity pertains to gravity. He developed this theory between 1907 and 1915. Essentially, this theory states that the observed gravitational effect between masses results from their warping of spacetime. Einstein’s general theory of

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Clauser and Quantum Entanglement

John Francis Clauser, an American theoretical and experimental physicist, recently won the Nobel Prize in physics for groundbreaking work. His experiments with light helped to prove critical aspects of quantum mechanics. Clauser’s journey to discovery, however, was not at all straightforward, and very interesting indeed. In the 1960s, in the Columbia University library, John Clauser

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Famous Astrophysicists

Many people have contributed to our study of astronomical objects and phenomena, applying the methods and principles of other sciences, especially chemistry and physics. In this post, I will be naming a few of these famous astrophysicists and detailing their role in our understanding of the universe. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: An Indian-American Theoretical Physicist, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

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Black Holes

As part of my Astrophysics Club at school, I began researching black holes and became deeply intrigued. Here is a quick rundown of what I learned! WHAT ARE THEY?: A black hole is a region of space that is so strong that nothing can escape, including particles or even light. Essentially, it is a great

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