When was our Sun born? Astrophysicist Maria Lugaro tries to map out the history of our solar system by analyzing radioactive nuclei.
Billionaires in rockets, a space telescope that came back to life and more – Read our July press review to catch up on some space news!
Physicists Richard East and Pierre Martin-Dussaud explain why life could be a succession of fixed pictures – instead of the continuous revolution we usually believe it to be.
Arabic scholars of the Middle Ages contributed to the shaping of many sciences – and made an important contribution to our present-day astronomy.
Vor 20 Jahren starb der Schriftsteller Douglas Adams. Wir würdigen dem Briten, der der 42 einst ihre popkulturelle Bedeutung gab.
Solar Geoengineering seeks nothing less than to modify the atmosphere of our planet in order to make it more reflective to sunlight. Gernot Wagner, the executive director of Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program, explains the basic principles, the state of research as well as the opportunities and dangers of this idea.
What do reindeer and reusable rockets have in common? Can foil in space solve the climate crisis? And are Mars rovers actually happy when they meet each other at work? The telescope of the June press review wanders from the Arctic Circle to questions of solar radiation on to the Red Planet.
The bitcoin boom has initiated a digital Gold Rush and has also put focus on blockchain technology. But what is blockchain actually? Prof. Gilbert Fridgen explains blockchain in this interview, since blockchain offers – apart from its potential for investing and financing – surprising opportunities for a modern society.
Die Presseschau dieses Monats gestaltet sich – wie das Wetter – sehr abwechslungsreich. Von kulinarischen Köstlichkeiten aus dem All über tierisch anmutende Roboter bis hin zu möglichen Hinweisen auf die Entstehung von Leben auf der Erde – da sollte für jeden etwas Spannendes dabei sein.
Anna-Christina Eilers is a NASA Hubble Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA. For this interview, she told us about amazing insights from her current research, her fascination with Quasars, and the possibility of using black holes to understand the universe’s evolution (a little better).
While Corona lockdowns are still in place and travel to other countries is not permitted, we can still enjoy impressions from afar. This month, the Mars rover “Perseverance” sent the first pictures from its explorations on our neighbouring planet.