Poznań astronomers working in an international team observed a gamma ray burst and an associated cocoon of heated matter. For the first time, they confirmed the association of this phenomenon with simultaneous supernova explosion.
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.
A device that monitors selected emotions, such as fear and the level of relaxation and stress with 99% accuracy has been developed for the European Space Agency (ESA) by Polish companies. It may be useful to astronauts, but also to uniformed services and sportsmen.
Polish scientists and engineers are working on devices that will study the moons of Jupiter during the JUICE mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). "This is proof that Polish science and economy can do more than just conquer European markets" - commented Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin.
In a letter addressed to U.S. President Donald Trump, representatives of the citizens` initiative led by Lech Wałęsa called for the inclusion of a Polish astronaut in NASA`s manned space missions. "A joint manned space flight would be an emphatic highlight of friendship between nations" - the letter reads.
Researchers studying the brightening of a binary system pointed X-ray observatories Swift and Chandra at the phenomenon. As a result, they discovered a new mechanism of X-ray production in the so-called cataclysmic variables. The discovery was made with the participation of astronomers from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw.