A multitude of discoveries are on the horizon after this much awaited release, which is based on 22 months of charting the sky. The new data includes positions, distance indicators and motions of more than one billion stars, along with high-precision measurements of asteroids within our Solar System and stars beyond our own Milky Way Galaxy.
See what happens at CERN during the Year-End Technical Stop (YETS – PDF), from 4 December 2017 until today when accelerator hibernation ends. Tomorrow hardware commissioning begins which will culminate in the restart of the LHC in early April (PDF).
String Theory Explained – What is The True Nature of Reality?
This is probably the cutest video I watched in weeks. You won’t get the answer to the question, but will get a nice explanation of why String Theory is useful in the way to decipher the deepest secrets of nature.