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This cluster has been nicknamed "El Gordo" (or, "the fat one" in Spanish) because of its gigantic mass.
2015-02-28 13:17:51

Astronomers have long wondered exactly what fate befell the compact massive galaxies that could be found throughout the universe during its infancy, but new research from experts at the Swinburne University of Technology may have finally discovered the answer.

2015-02-27 23:17:26

Nanobiosym Combining Cloud Computing, Big Data and Nanobiophysics to Decentralize, Mobilize and Personalize the Next Generation of Healthcare CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB)

2015-02-27 23:01:08

Silicon ESD Zener Diodes as small as 8x8 mils sq and 4 mils thick offer protection for High-Brightness LED and Multi-chip Module applications. Santa Clara, CA

2015-02-27 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is set to lift off at 10:44 p.m.

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2015-02-27 12:24:50

Auxetic materials actually get fatter when stretched, and scientists have discovered a way to use these to aid in healthcare.

2015-02-26 12:22:27

PORTLAND, Oregon, February 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Graphene, which is the world's first 2D material, is ultra-light and extremely tough. The honey comb lattice structure

largest black hole
2015-02-26 10:46:10

The largest and most luminous black hole ever seen has been discovered, with a mass about 12 billion times that of the sun.

MUSE VLT
2015-02-26 10:13:55

The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has one-upped the Hubble Space Telescope, producing the best-ever three-dimensional view of the deep universe while revealing previously invisible objects, ESO officials announced this morning.

2015-02-26 00:21:35

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Latest Physics Reference Libraries

Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

Cosmology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: The Hubble Extreme Deep Field (XDF) was completed in September 2012 and shows the farthest galaxies ever photographed by humans. Each speck of light in the photo is an individual galaxy, some of them as old as 13.2 billion years; the observable universe is estimated to contain more than 200 billion galaxies. Credit: NASA/Wikipedia What is Cosmology? I once commented to an acquaintance that I was fascinated by the field of Cosmology, and mused that if I had more time, I...

Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is about 56,000 light-years in diameter and approximately 60 million light-years distant. Credit: NASA/ESA/Wikipedia What is Astrophysics? For much of the modern age the term Astrophysics has been used synonymously with Astronomy. This interchange is so common that many textbooks even offer the two as having the same meaning. However, from a strictly historical perspective there are differences...

Basic Ocean Terms
2013-02-05 12:52:11

Image Credit: Meteorologist Joshua Kelly When meteorologists are forecasting for ocean-going vessels, there are a few terms that we need to understand. The first term is wavelength. Wavelength is defined as the distance between two crests or between two troughs as seen in the image above. The example above highlights the crest to crest concept of wavelength. The next term that we use is wave height, and to determine this, we first must look at the wave when it passes our station. When...

How Solar Cycles Impact Our Weather Here On Earth
2013-01-13 09:10:34

Solar cycles: what are they and why should we care about them? Solar cycles are made up of what are known as solar minimums (min) and solar maximums (max). We refer to a solar min at the time when the sun is not active with many sunspots, while a solar max is just the opposite when we see a large increase in sunspot activity. So how long do solar cycles last? Typically they run on what is known as an 11 year cycle from the max to the min and then start over again anew. As of 2012 we...

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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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