A cloud that tastes of…. raspberries?

Raspberry cloud? Yes, you read that right, a raspberry-flavoured cloud. But we’re not talking about your standard cumulonimbus or cirrus, but a giant dust cloud close to the centre of the milky way called Sagittarius B2.

Looking Back to the Beginning

The Planck space observatory launched in 2009 by the European Space Agency was sent to observe the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation, a phenomena first predicted in 1948. Named in honour of the Nobel Prize winning physicist, it has a higher resolution than previous probes (Cobe and WMAP) and therefore gives a more accurate picture, that it produces by rotating 360 degrees on all axes, measures tiny fluctuations in CMB, to build an image of the universe.

Listening to Jupiter

Recently, I have been working on the construction of the Radio Jove telescope designed to acquire data on Jupiter and solar emissions in a school in Camden. The school is now part of the scientific research community and officially an astronomical observatory partaking in the Radio Jove project. We hope that this is the beginning of a long and successful project to teach and inspire the children into learning about science and our solar system. Radio Jove is a worldwide project set up by NASA in 1998 to promote Radio Astronomy to students and the general public and increase collaborative …

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