Archive: 06/1/2011

Understanding stellar birth using old star clusters

It is now known that most, if not all, of the stars in our Galaxy were born in star clusters. These spherical groupings contain anywhere from a few tens to several million members all milling about under the influence of ...

Jun 01, 2011
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'Oddball' star cluster is a hybrid, astronomer finds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists will tell you that the romantic idea is factually true: we are made of the same stuff as stars. In fact, all chemical elements heavier than helium are made in the stars, and research into how the ...

Jun 01, 2011
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Twitter launching photo-sharing service

Twitter said Wednesday that it is adding a photo-sharing option for its users, a move that could deal a blow to existing services such as Twitpic and yfrog.

Jun 01, 2011
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Google says Chinese hackers broke into Gmail

(AP) -- Computer hackers in China broke into the Gmail accounts of several hundred people, including senior U.S. government officials, military personnel and political activists, Google Inc. said Wednesday.

Jun 01, 2011
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Twisted ring of gas orbits galactic center

The Herschel Space Observatory scanned the center of the galaxy in far-infrared and found a cool (in all senses of the word) twisting ring of rapidly orbiting gas clouds. The ring is estimated to have dimensions ...

Jun 01, 2011
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Tenn. passes Web entertainment theft bill

(AP) -- State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login - even with permission - to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as ...

Jun 01, 2011
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