Discovery of the most extreme blazars ever seen
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered the most distant gamma-ray blazars ever seen. Blazars are powerful jets of particles and energy travelling at close to the speed of light. They’re produced by a supermassive black holes feeding in the centre of a galaxy.
Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe
A new study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that the universe could be a vast complex hologram.
Physicists investigating irregularities in the cosmic microwave background radiation claim they have found as much evidence supporting a holographic explanation of the universe as there is for the traditional explanation of these irregularities using the theory of cosmic inflation.
Asteroid near miss
Astronomers have detected another relatively large asteroid that almost sped past the Earth unnoticed. The space rock designated 2017-AG13 passed the Earth at a distance of less than 200 thousand kilometres -- about half way between the Earth and the Moon.
Iran conducts ballistic missile test in violation of UN ban
Iran has conducted a ballistic missile test in another violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions. The flight – which occurred on Sunday – was designed to test a new re-entry vehicle warhead fitted to a Khorramshahr ballistic missile.
New generation satellite launches in to orbit
Arianespace has launched a Russian Soyuz SZT-B rocket from the European Space Agency’s Kourou spaceport in French Guiana a new type of telecommunications satellite into orbit. The early morning launch lit up the black skies with a golden ribbon of fire as Spain’s Hispasat 36W-1 satellite was lifted into geostationary orbit aboard the soviet era Russian rocket.
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