Daily Archives: 15.10.2019

Review: The Number of the Heavens

The Number of the Heavens: A History of the Multiverse and the Quest to Understand the Cosmos by Tom Siegfried Harvard Univ. Press, 2019 hardcover, 352 pp., illus. ISBN 978-0-674-97588-0 US$29.95 The idea of parallel universes has been a staple of science fiction for decades, and perhaps wishful thinking as well: many pine for an alternate universe where the outcome ...

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NASA Makes Progress in Restoring InSight’s Malfunctioning Heat Probe

NASA’s InSight lander set its heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3) or “the mole,” on the Martian surface on Feb. 12, 2019. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/DLR NASA’s InSight mission on Mars has been incredibly successful so far, with new findings about magnetism in the crust, marsquakes and even possible evidence for a vast amount of subsurface water. ...

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