The Milky Way had to form in a more complicated way than we thought. It is possible that its history was a bit more violent, says Tomasz Banyś from the EC1 Planetarium in Łódź, commenting on the recently published new model of our galaxy.
Students from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology have completed work on an innovative gripper, whose operation they want to test in the microgravity and vacuum conditions. In March, their device will be launched to an altitude of 80 km on board the REXUS rocket.
Polish companies have a significant share in the EU market for processing and sharing satellite data; we are also beginning to count when it comes to their storage, says the head of POLSA, Dr. Grzegorz Brona. For example, infrastructure to store all EU`s satellite data is being built in Warsaw.
Why are black holes so massive? They surely must eat something. Actually, they must eat a lot! So far, only small meals of black holes have been observed. And now astronomers - including Polish researchers - observed a gigantic feast of black holes. These great meals have been going on for over a year.
The first results of polarization measurements of cosmic gamma-ray polarizations carried out by the POLAR detector have been published in the journal Nature Astronomy, reports the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ), whose employees participated in the creation of the detector.