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Closing in on Higgs Boson Certainty, But “Standard Model Higgs” Remains Distant

A Higgs Boson? – Likely “The preliminary results with the full 2012 data set are magnificent and to me it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson though we still have a long way to go to … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Three Quarks Add Up to One Proton? (and its not even close)

You’ve probably heard a thousand times that a Proton is made up of three Quarks: Two Up-Quarks and one Down-Quark. Right? So lets just take a quick look to see how they add up. OK – an Up Quark weighs … Continue reading

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Will a Higgs Boson Discovery be Announced in July?

Today I ran across lots of excited rumors on Particle Physics websites that a Higgs boson might be announced at the upcoming International Conference on High Energy Physics in Australia. (The Higgs Boson is a never-observed particle that allegedly “give … Continue reading

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Good Fun: For Two Years an Article here Voted One of Best Science Articles of the Year

For the second year in a row an article from this CosmologyScience.com website was voted one of the best science blog articles of the year at 3-Quarks Daily. This is thanks to friends, colleagues and you readers. This year articles … Continue reading

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Cosmic Microwave Radiation Surprise

(c) Copyright 2012 David Dilworth What gives more detailed images (higher resolution) – an iPhone or the COBE satellite camera used to propel Big Bang into the leading Cosmology concept? News Flash: (June 17, 2012) This article was just voted … Continue reading

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Astronomical Image Enhancements

It is not always made clear that astronomical images are altered or “cleaned-up” before we see them. You know the colors of gasses and dust are “adjusted” so we can more easily see different astrophysical phenomena. You might be surprised … Continue reading

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Stars or Sand? Are there more Grains of Beach Sand or Stars in our Visible Universe?

This began as a simple question, but it has intrigued enough people that I decided to feature it as an article and expand it so we can have some fun. _____________ Carol Charming: “I have heard people say that there … Continue reading

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Universe Maps (inspire look for our nearest non-solar planet)

Here’s a very good set of maps of our Universe. It starts with maps of our solar system, then, in steps, it covers larger and larger volumes of space. Here you go — “Map of Our Universe”

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HyperBaseline Telescopes – NanoArcSecond Resolution

HyperBaseline Telescopes (c) Copyright 2011 David j Dilworth Imagine resolving details of nearby stars and their planets. Sub-nano-arc second resolution should be possible with this proposal for a telescope that is composed of a set of three sets of two … Continue reading

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Explore the Whole Night Sky – Interactively

Ever want to explore the whole night sky ? Here you go thanks to Nick Risinger—

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Earth from Orbit – Live Video

Live video of our Earth from orbit (from the International Space Station or ISS courtesy of NASA) http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload And here’s the International Space Station ground tracking position to you can tell where on the earth it is. http://iss.astroviewer.net/ Here’s a … Continue reading

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Fun Cosmology Talk at MIRA Holiday Party

MIRA (Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy) will hold their fabulous annual Holiday Party on December 12. During the fest / feast they are excited about me providing a 15-20 minute presentation titled “Ground Rules for Cosmology.” Come and join … Continue reading

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