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2007-02-06 08:06:34

A team of astronomers from France and South Africa announced the first catalog of a new type of gamma-ray source, a dozen clouds of “relic” radiation from dead stars that reveal information about the energetic past of these celestial objects.

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2006-06-20 15:23:23

An international team of astronomers led by researchers at Yale has obtained key infrared observations that reveal the nature of quasar particle jets that originate just outside super-massive black holes at the center of galaxies and radiate across the spectrum from radio to X-ray wavelengths; a complementary study of jet X-ray emission led by astronomers at the University of Southampton, reaches the same conclusion.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.