Cosmology

Traditional and space medicine combined at :envihab

The new research center :envihab at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne represents a bridge between the traditional medicine on Earth and the space medicine. The structure, with an area of 3500 square meters and a cost of 30 million Euro, will be used to study the effects of extreme environmental conditions on the human body and to determine the possible countermeasures. For example, the researchers will study the effects of aging, bed rest, immobilization and isolation on Earth.

Clouds, the most exciting spectacle after the Big Bang

The announcement of the discovery of two gas clouds that have formed in the first minutes after the Big Bang was published in Science; the clouds composition confirms theoretical predictions. The leading author of the study is the Italian Michele Fumagalli, from the University of California Santa Cruz, with whom we had a chat and to whom we asked for some clarifications.The discovery is the result of a clever observation technique and excellent performance of the spectrograph at the Hawaiian Observatory WM Keck.