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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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Artemis I

NASA has come up with yet another mission with the main purpose of scientific and technological investigations. NASA wants to ensure a safe “module entry, descent, splashdown, and recovery” for the crew while sending the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket up above. The Orion spacecraft is to be sent on its

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I love a good sunset. And lately, there have been plenty of beautiful sunsets lighting up the sky in California. After doing a little research, I discovered that sunsets in California are significantly better during winter. But why…? As Chuck McPartlin of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit has found out, the beautiful sunsets are a

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What is an exoplanet? Exoplanets are planets that reside just outside the solar system and orbit a star that is not the Sun. Recently, astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet, named Planet GJ 367b. This exoplanet is smaller than the Earth, very dense (denser than iron), and hot enough to melt! This is unique because

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