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.
Image caption: Gaia’s sky in colour.
Comparison between Gaia’s first and second data releases:
Well, slang is a regional thing, some words he introduces are common in Spain and other countries, but others are more specific from his hometown (Málaga, Andalusia). Funny anyway.
Via Symmetry Magazine: Complex complexes
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).
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.
Please, don’t try this at home.
Seen at Physics Stack Exchange, in a comment to the top answer to the question, Why can I touch aluminum foil in the oven and not get burned?
Paper at Cell: Cloning of Macaque Monkeys by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (PDF)
Also see this lovely video: