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Where Do Cosmic Rays Come From?
2013-03-01 05:33:26

As we search the heavens, one of the striking observations is that we are constantly bombarded by a stream of extremely high energy charged particles, traveling at nearly the speed of light.

Fermi's Motion Creates A Celestial Spirograph
2013-02-28 12:15:33

Fermi scientist has transformed LAT data of a famous pulsar into a mesmerizing movie that visually encapsulates the spacecraft's complex motion.

Supernova Gives Scientists Clues Into Origins Of Cosmic Rays
2013-02-14 13:19:29

A thousand-year-old supernova has given the European Space Observatory's Very Large Telescope ample opportunity to gain some clues about the origins of cosmic rays.

Fermi Telescope Turns to Dark Matter Search
2013-01-21 10:58:25

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, the most advanced space-based gamma-ray mission ever launched is turnings its eye to the problem of dark matter.

Spacetime More Like A Smooth Whiskey Than A Foamy Brew
2013-01-11 04:58:51

According to new research led by Michigan Technological University, spacetime might be less like a foamy beer and more like a smooth Einsteinian whiskey.

Origin Of Gamma Ray Flare Far Away From Their Galaxy’s Black Hole
2013-01-08 13:18:26

The source of a gamma ray flare that shot past Earth throughout much of 2011 has been discovered, and contrary to popular theory, they did not occur close to their galaxy’s central black hole, say NASA officials.

Top Science Stories of 2012
2012-12-27 07:16:59

Where in previous years a list such as this would be filled with obscure revelations and inconsequential discoveries, 2012 saw science reach new heights, shatter barriers and captivate us in a way that it hasn't in decades.

All Black Holes Launch Fundamentally Similar High-Speed Jets
2012-12-14 11:31:15

A new study shows that high-speed jets launched from active black holes share fundamental similarities despite the mass, age or environment of their originating black hole.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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