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Twelve questions for Prof Richard Easther – NZ Herald

John Kerr posted in on August 5th, 2014.

As part of the New Zealand Herald’s ‘Twelve Questions’ series Sarah Stuart quizzes cosmologist Prof Richard Easther. An excerpt (read in full here): Professor Richard Easther is one of the world’s leading cosmologists, known for his work on what happened straight after the Big Bang. He spent 15 years at Ivy League universities in the […]

First direct evidence of cosmic inflation – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on March 18th, 2014.

US scientists say they have detected ripples in the universe that provide evidence of a massive and rapid inflation in the immediate wake of the Big Bang. They also presented data that represent the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, often described as the “first tremors of the Big Bang.” The discovery, […]

TVNZ/Newstalk ZB: Solar System may be older than thought

Peter Griffin posted in on August 24th, 2010.

The journal Nature has reported that the solar system could be almost two million years older than previously thought, according to evidence found in a Moroccan desert. An excerpt: (read in full here) “A study published by the journal Nature Geoscience produces evidence which comes from a meteorite found in the Moroccan desert that contains […]

TVNZ/One News: Scientists record music of the sun

Peter Griffin posted in on June 22nd, 2010.

British scientists say that the sun’s coronal loops vibrate like the strings of a guitar, and claim that they have been able to record these sounds. They recreated the sounds by looking at images of the loops, and then turning the visible vibrations into sounds. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Using satellite images of […]

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