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Tim Peake is not the first Briton to go into space, but his mission marks an important milestone

On May 31, 2013

Last week, Britons got some exciting space news. Astronaut Tim Peake has been selected to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015 on a five month mission. This isn’t exciting news simply because Peake is a Briton, it’s exciting because he’s the first Briton to make it through the astronaut selection process and […]

Space station’s detector has not found dark matter, despite what some media reports say

On April 5, 2013

Let me start with this: the AMS-02 detector on the International Space Station has not detected dark matter. It hasn’t found “indications” of dark matter, or even “hints.” It certainly is not providing the “best evidence yet” of dark matter’s existence. What AMS has done is measure, to very high accuracy, the amount of antimatter […]