Author: Isuri Gamage

A Daring Feat Of Speculative Fiction – Neal Stephenson’s ANATHEM

“Welcome to a world that only Neal Stephenson could create: math as religion! Amidst a tumult of squabbling, consumerist societies stand a handful of monastic enclaves where logic and science are sacred. When the entire planet is threatened, order and chaos make very strange bedfellows. Anathem is a cerebral romp!” Hap Houlihan, The Morris Book […]

The Pioneers: Firsts for Women and Women Who Were First

Humans have been flying in space since 1961. Up to the month of March 2021, 65 women have navigated in space, along with cosmonauts, astronauts, payload specialists, and space station participants. Here’s a look back at a number of such legendary women who achieved major “firsts” in space exploration. Women: In Space For the First […]

ALMA: First Discovery of a Dust Disc around an Exoplanet

The presence of a dust disc around a Jupiter-like planet outside our Solar System has been caught unequivocally for the first time in astronomical history using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is a partner. The ALMA telescope has paved the way for the research team led by […]

Our X-Ray Universe: Amazement Captured over 20 Years on Duty

Since its launch on July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has been NASA’s flagship mission for X-ray astronomy. Specially designed to detect X-ray emissions from extremely hot regions of the universe, it has captured spectacular pictures of several cosmic objects. This catalogue includes supernovae and their remnants, galaxy clusters, planetary nebulas, and matter surrounding […]

Of “Interstellar”: A Marvel of Space Travel

Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,“ the smart sentimentalism which opened in theatres across the United States, delves into black holes, wormholes, and space travel, apparently taking scientific concepts seriously. Most renowned theoretical physicist Kip Thorne acting as an adviser and executive producer on “Interstellar” has brought to light a story that has not been experienced cinematically before. “Interstellar,” being […]

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