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Using a laser beam 60,000 billion times more powerful than a typical laser pointer, researchers have recreated a small scale supernova and revealed that cosmic turbulence may have boosted magnetic fields to the power seen in interstellar space.
How HIV is assembled and released from infected cells.
An international team of scientists using three NASA satellites and a host of ground-based telescopes believes it has solved the greatest remaining mystery of the mysterious gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the most powerful explosions in the universe. The shorter of two versions of these bursts appear to be caused by the collision of closely orbiting neutron stars or one of those compact stars and a black hole, said the University of Chicago's Don Lamb.
NASA's Swift satellite and ground-based telescopes have discovered the most distant exploding star on record, confirming a 1999 prediction made by University of Chicago astrophysicist Don Lamb and Daniel Reichart, who was then a graduate student at Chicago.
Observations of a cosmic explosion detected on Feb. 15 by two NASA satellites have thrown into doubt one popular explanation for such explosions and have also seriously weakened the argument for yet another. But solving the mystery any time soon may be forestalled by plans to shut down one of the satellites in September.