Polish engineers from SENER Polska have completed functional tests of the prototype mechanism necessary for the ATHENA mission, one of the European Space Agency's largest missions to explore the formation of galaxies and black holes.
On February 19 (the birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus) Poland celebrates a new holiday, Polish Science Day in recognition of the achievements of Polish scientists. Here is our list of highlights over the last few years.
For now, only a few dozen black holes have been found in our galaxy, although there are probably hundreds of millions of them out here. As part of the space mission Gaia, Polish astronomers have now revealed the secrets hidden by a pair of invisible stars and proved that they had a good method of looking for black holes in the Milky Way.