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Exoplanet Search Techniques Needs To Be Refined
2014-02-20 04:11:01

There is perhaps no field of astronomical research that more captivates our attention than the search for planets outside our solar system. In the last two decades the planet hunting community has exploded, with hundreds of new planets and planet candidates emerging each year.

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2011-04-25 09:59:03

Using supercomputers to understand the super stars of the cosmos.

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2010-09-17 08:10:00

For scientists, supernovae are true superstars -- massive explosions of huge, dying stars that shine light on the shape and fate of the universe.

2006-02-07 17:15:00

Scientists have made the astonishing discovery that sound might drive supernovae explosions. Their computer simulations say that dying stars pulse at audible frequencies -- for instance, at about the F-note above middle C -- for a split second before they blow up.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.