Archive: 05/16/2011

Cyanoacetylene in IC 342

Star formation is an incredible process, but also notoriously difficult to trace. The reason is that the main constituent of stars, hydrogen, looks about the same well before a gravitational collapse begins, ...

May 16, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 34

SLoWPoKES

The Sloan Low-mass Wide Pairs of Kinematically Equivalent Stars (SLoWPoKES) catalog was recently announced, containing 1,342 common proper motion pairs (i.e. binaries) – which are all low mass stars in the ...

May 16, 2011 4.3 / 5 (6) 2

Waves and the perception power of seals

If you ever thought that murky waters would stop seals in their (hunting) tracks, think again. Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) extend their vibration-sensitive whiskers to find food when their vision is obstructed. ...

May 16, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

The Chandra Carina complex project

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Great Nebula in the constellation of Carina is a massive star-forming complex located about 7.5 thousand light-years away. The main star in the complex, Eta Carinae, shines brightly in ...

May 16, 2011 5 / 5 (7) 1 | with audio podcast