Category: astrophysics

New WMAP Results

system, space, astronomy, astrophysics, research, policy
The Universe is 13.73 (0.12) billion years old. Seems like if we know so well how old the Universe is, we should probably start celebrating it's birthday, right? more »

Pluto is still a planet

wtf?, space, astronomy, astrophysics
I'm getting increasingly disgusted with the commentary surrounding the new IAU definition of "planet". It's not that I would normally get disgusted... but it must just be a slow news day and everyone seems to have a silly opinion. NPR started off with… more »

We have a tenth planet...

space, astrophysics, berkeley
Astronomers [have discovered][1] a tenth planet, Lila (see note on name below)... modulo the debate about what is considered a planet; for which I point you to [Gibor Basri]'s great essay: [*Defining "Planet"*](http://astron.berkeley.edu/~basri/definepl… more »

Evidence of Cosmic Strings Found?

space, astronomy, astrophysics
If this "discovery" survives scrutiny, it will be the biggest scientific discovery of all time. Hands down. > ### [Finding the Ultimate Theory of Everything](http://www.rednova.com/news/space/132303/finding_the_ultimate_theory_of_everything/index.htm… more »

Methane rain "on the rocks"...

space, astrophysics, research
Too cool. We have weather, houston (from ["Titan's Streams Like Earth's"](http://www.wired.com/news/space/0,2697,66351,00.html)): > Many of the same processes that helped shape the Earth are in effect today on Saturn's smoggy moon Titan, a team of in… more »
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And a few words about the structure of the eye . Everyone " retina ". Especially often we hear it buy clomid online in the phrase " retinal detachment ." So what is the retina ? This - the front edge of the brain, the most distant from the brain part of the visual analyzer. The retina receives light first , processes and transforms light energy into irritation - a signal that encodes all the information about what the eye sees . The retina is very complex and in their structure and function . Its structure resembles the structure of the cerebral cortex. The shell of the retina is very thin - about 0.14 mm.