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The Supervoid and the Cold Spot

While I was away at the SEPnet meeting yesterday a story broke in the press broke about the discovery of a large underdensity in the distribution of galaxies. 788 more words

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Dark Matter from the Dark Energy Survey

I’m a bit late onto this story which has already been quite active in the media today, and has generated an associated flurry of activity on social media, but I thought it was still worth passing it on via the medium of this blog. 497 more words

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A Birthday Message to Donald Lynden-Bell

On Friday being the second Friday of the month of April I went up to London for the regular Open Meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society and afterwards to dinner with the RAS Club. 662 more words

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Why the Big Bang wasn't as loud as you think...

So how loud was the Big Bang?

I’ve posted on this before but a comment posted today reminded me that perhaps I should recycle it and update it as it relates to the… 1,106 more words

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Praise, by R.S. Thomas

Today is Palm Sunday, the start of what Christians call “Holy Week”, which culiminates in Easter. It’s also the birthday of the great Welsh poet… 336 more words

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