Gravitational waves: confirmed

hqdefault

Scientists and astronomers announced they have confirmed a prediction made nearly a century ago, regarding the very fabric of our universe. Researchers at the LIGO institute in the US observed ‘gravitational waves’ using two 4km long laser detectors. Alan Duffy, a theoretical astrophysicist and cosmologist, spoke about this discovery and what it means.

Red planet breaks dry spell

marte1

Scientists from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission have the week announced the discovery of liquid water flowing on the surface of the planet Mars. Astrophysicist Dr Katie Mack from the University of Melbourne says the discovery will help pave the way for eventual manned missions to the red planet.

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 22)

– Plain packaging laws effective, research shows
– Greens call on GBRMPA to ban dumping at Abbot Point
– Court ruling bans forced employee urine testing
– Federal review of welfare system and recipients announced
– Hibernating space probe Rosetta awakens, stretches fins
– Support group fears ASIO raids will drive members to crime
– Qld LNG project on shaky ground
– Lebanese ex-PM announces his return to Lebanon
– Claims Northern Territory is ignoring FOI requests Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 22)

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 20)

– Review announced for Medicare Local
– Refugee Council slams loss of Immigration Health Advisory
– Second probe to join Lady on the moon
– Greens condemn refugee Code of Conduct
– NSA investigation head wants amnesty for Snowden
– Federal fishing bans scrapped Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 20)