Mali Hitchcock Brown

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Once in a blue moon…

In the early hours of April 8, 2020, you may have noticed a larger and brighter full moon than usual; this is due to an astronomical phenomenon known as the supermoon. You may have heard it named the pink-supermoon, however, this is not due to its colour. In fact, the full moon in April is…

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Are we made from stardust?

New research, published in ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’, conducted on a meteorite that struck Australia has found evidence of stardust that formed over five billion years ago, before our solar system formed. It is believed to be the oldest known material found on our planet.   At the beginning of the universe only…

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The hunt for dark energy

It is currently widely accepted that both space and time started with the Big Bang. The universe started as a small singularity that was infinitely dense and has continuously expanded since. This can be evidenced by an observed pattern called redshift (a result of the wavelength of electro-magnetic radiation increasing). However, gravity in simple terms…