Artist rendering of Gamma-Ray Burst (via ShutterStock) Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array (VLA) have found a long-sought “missing link” between supernova explosions that generate gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and those that don’t.
I was reading through a BBC article the other afternoon and saw the term “star jelly” being used by concerned citizens in Scotland.
Some of these images are amazing. Most of them are terrifying and somewhat unsettling. But all of them involve real people. These aren’t weird and wacky imaginings.
Image Credit: ESO/Manu Mejias Meet NGC 371, a celestial region that lurks approximately 200,000 light-years from Earth in the Small Magellanic Cloud (toward the constellation of Tucana).
Several days ago, the Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in nearly 50 years, and it did so with quite a vengeance.
A microplasma is created by focusing intense laser pulses in ambient air with a microscope objective in the lab of University of Rochester Institute of Optics Researchers at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics have shown that a laser-generated microplasma in air can be used as a source of broadband terahertz radiation.
Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/F.Civano et al. Optical: NASA/STScI CID-42, which can be found approximately 3.9 billion light-years from Earth in the constellation of Sextans, is a bit of a cosmological conundrum.
Artistic rendering of 51 Pegasi b (Image Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser/Nick Risinger) Despite the fact that helium is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, its existence wasn’t known until 1868, when Pierre Janssen—a french physicist and mathematician—accidently stumbled across strange spectral lines in the Sun’s light during a solar eclipse.
Tentatively finding even the most faint sign of extraterrestrial life would be the single most important discovery in the history of mankind, it could possibly help us find answers to the most existential mysteries of science, like “how did life on Earth arise,” and, more importantly, “are we alone?
Another dimension: Professor Marc in het Panhuis and PhD student Shannon Bakarich are building objects using 4-D printing, where time is the fourth dimension.
Since it went into orbit, piggybacking on the Discovery Space shuttle in the spring of 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized nearly everything that we know about our universe.
Pointing telescopes towards the heavens is not an arbitrary practice. It’s not something that we do just to see pretty things.
Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/BU/E.Blanton; Optical: ESO/VLT Meet Abell 2052: a distant galaxy cluster surrounded by an illustrious blue cloud of gas.
This shows a particle shower initiated by a cosmic ray reaches LOFAR through a thundercloud. (Credit: Radboud University) How is lightning initiated in thunderclouds?
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the cluster Westerlund 2 and its surroundings has been released to celebrate Hubble’s 25th year in orbit The Hubble Space Telescope is turning 25 tomorrow, and in celebration of this day, NASA and the ESA are focusing the telescope in on some of the most astounding features in our universe.
Credit: Rodrigo Barrera/Storyful Townsfolk from southern Chile were forced to evacuate when the Calbuco volcano experienced its first eruption in nearly 50 years.
Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer via Wikimedia Commons. The most famous constellations (other than perhaps Orion and the Big Dipper) are the Zodiac constellations.
Credit: J.A. Toala & M.A. Guerrero (IAA-CSIC), Y.-H. Chu (UIUC/ASIAA), R.A. Gruendl (UIUC), S. Mazlin, J.
If scientists, specialists, researchers, teachers, and basic scientific facts won’t convince you that vaccines are beneficial, well, maybe Elmo will.
Individual electrons measured by the detector – (Image by the researchers, via MIT) A longstanding mystery of particle physics may soon be solved, thanks to a surprisingly compact new particle detector developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).