Are We Entering the Era of Quantum Telescopes?

In a recent study, a team of researchers showed how combining interferometry with quantum principles could lead to quantum telescopes.

8 months ago

Massive Photons Could Explain Dark Matter, But Don’t

I’ll be the first to admit that we don’t understand dark matter. We do know for sure that something funny…

5 years ago

Could Space Travelers Melt As They Accelerate Through Deep Space?

According to a new study by researchers from Brazil, objects accelerating through space could be subject to increased radiation exposure.

6 years ago

When Was the First Light in the Universe?

When was the first time that the Universe cooled down enough that light could finally move around?

7 years ago

What is the Speed of Light?

Since the late 17th century, scientists have been attempting to measure the speed of light, with increasingly accurate results

7 years ago

What is the Higgs Boson?

What is this thing we keep hearing about - the Higgs Boson, and why is it important? (more…)

8 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 369: The Fizeau Experiment

Light is tricky stuff, and it took scientists hundreds of years to puzzle out what this stuff is. But they…

9 years ago

When Light Just Isn’t Fast Enough

Take a speed of light trip across the solar system starting at the Sun We've heard it over and over.…

9 years ago

Why Can’t We See the Big Bang?

Since telescopes let us look back in time, shouldn't we be able to see all the way back to the…

9 years ago

Can Light Orbit A Black Hole?

Since black holes are the most powerful gravitational spots in the entire Universe, can they distort light so much that…

10 years ago