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2009-07-08 12:50:00

Cosmologists have discovered two massive supernovae farther away than ever before using a new technique that could shed light on the formation of galaxies as well as how the Earth was formed. "We've devised a technique to discover supernova explosions at greater distances than previously known," said Ray Carlberg of the University of Toronto's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. "The most distant one occurred during the time when galaxies were at their peak phase of star formation...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.