hello all. A double post today to catch up the last couple of weeks!
On Nov. 24 Laura was kind enough to host journal club. here is a list of things we talked about!
Penrose claims to have glimpsed the universe before the big bang. you know you want to read more.
the first methane dwarf obriting a dead star.
Europe maintains its presence on frontier
Astronomers confirm the first exo-planet that originated OUTSIDE the milky way. really cool article.
York's Scott Menary and his team at CERN trap anti-hydrogen for the first time!
On Dec 1 both Lianne and Jesse brought some cool stories to talk about:
Astronomers at UPenn have found a way to test for higher spatial dimensions in space. By observing the lensing effects of a black hole.
More from Cassini: Rhea has an oxygen atmosphere.....that is 5 trillion times less dense than Earth's.
More from Cassini: Enceladus (see Dr. John for pronunciation) has warm cracks that seem to change frequently.
Jupiter's belt is on its way back! exciting....
NASA to hold press conference on some astro-biology.