subjects dealt with in Energy and matter

The dark matter

At present, we still don't know the real composition of our Universe! Researchers found several evidences about the existence of…

Dark energy

Recent observations indicate that the Universe, contrary to what we supposed, is not braking like we would imagine in the…

The inflationary model

Two distant objects are causally connected when they are able to communicate with a signal, provoking an effect the one…

special reports

  • 17 June 2014 / Space

    Beacons in space

    That strange pulsed radio emission It is 1967, a young astrophysics student of the University of Cambridge, Jocelyn Bell is…

    14 May 2014 / Space

    Another Earth in the Universe

    A world similar to the Earth Finally the news we were waiting for, for so long, has arrived. It was…

    31 March 2014 / Space

    A day on board the International Space Station

    A day in space Every day, on board the ISS (International Space Station), the one and only human outpost in…

  • 6 March 2014 / Space

    A beam of antimatter could help to unravel the secrets of the Universe

    Trapping antimatter! At the end of January 2014 it was announced that at the CERN in Geneva an international collaboration,…

    28 January 2014 / Space

    Gaia satellite scanning the sky

    Ready, set ... go! On December 19, 2013 the new satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA) called GAIA (Global…

    8 January 2014 / Space

    The crisis of classical physics

    From classical physics to modern physics “Between the late 19th century and early 20th century some experimental observations challenge the…

  • 6 December 2013 / Space

    Planck space telescope

    Telescope Planck is switched off At last the time came, at 14:10:27 hours, on Wednesday October 23, 2013, from the…

    17 October 2013 / Space

    The Theory of Relativity

    Introduction The Theory of Relativity can be divided into Special and General Relativity. The former was introduced in 1905 in…

    13 September 2013 / Space

    The phenomenon of gravitational lenses

    The phenomenon of gravitational lenses If we look carefully at the image taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, of the…

  • 17 June 2014 / Space

    Beacons in space

    That strange pulsed radio emission It is 1967, a young astrophysics student of the University of Cambridge, Jocelyn Bell is…

  • 14 May 2014 / Space

    Another Earth in the Universe

    A world similar to the Earth Finally the news we were waiting for, for so long, has arrived. It was…

  • 31 March 2014 / Space

    A day on board the International Space Station

    A day in space Every day, on board the ISS (International Space Station), the one and only human outpost in…

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curiosities

  • Children of the stars

    We are made of star dust. The iron in our blood, the oxygen we breathe, the calcium in our bones,…

    Cosmic collision

    When two galaxies start to approach, the tidal attraction forces deform their structures, creating sometimes particular forms, like filaments or…

    How does one become an astronaut?

    Who, as a child, has not answered the question, “What do you want to be, when you grow up?” with …

  • Just an ordinary day, in absence of gravity

    The typical day of an astronaut in some ways is rather repetitive, it is subdivided precisely into various activities that…

    Neutrinos

    Neutrinos are extremely light neutral particles; for a long time, it was believed that they were massless. Now we know…

    The comet’s tail

    Comets are “dirty snowballs” that spend most of their life at the edges of the Solar System. Due to gravitational…

  • The cosmic microwave background radiation

    In 1965, while studying the ground noise of a radio antenna, two technicians of the Bell Telephone Laboratories heard a…

    The definition of a dwarf planet

    Astronomy, like all scientific disciplines, is continuously evolving. Along with it, even its classification structure is subjected to periodic up-dates.…

    The Olbers paradox

    Why is the sky dark at night? What seems like an obvious question, actually needs a more complex explanation. If…

  • Children of the stars

    We are made of star dust. The iron in our blood, the oxygen we breathe, the calcium in our bones,…

    Cosmic collision

    When two galaxies start to approach, the tidal attraction forces deform their structures, creating sometimes particular forms, like filaments or…

  • How does one become an astronaut?

    Who, as a child, has not answered the question, “What do you want to be, when you grow up?” with …

    Just an ordinary day, in absence of gravity

    The typical day of an astronaut in some ways is rather repetitive, it is subdivided precisely into various activities that…

  • Neutrinos

    Neutrinos are extremely light neutral particles; for a long time, it was believed that they were massless. Now we know…

    The comet’s tail

    Comets are “dirty snowballs” that spend most of their life at the edges of the Solar System. Due to gravitational…

  • Children of the stars

    We are made of star dust. The iron in our blood, the oxygen we breathe, the calcium in our bones,…

  • Cosmic collision

    When two galaxies start to approach, the tidal attraction forces deform their structures, creating sometimes particular forms, like filaments or…

  • How does one become an astronaut?

    Who, as a child, has not answered the question, “What do you want to be, when you grow up?” with …

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