Archive: 03/24/2014

Image: Star-forming region ON2

(Phys.org) —Massive stars are born in tumultuous clouds of gas and dust. They lead a brief but intense life, blowing powerful winds of particles and radiation that strike their surroundings, before their ...

dateMar 24, 2014 in Astronomy
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Detecting gravitational waves at your desk

Physics is on the front pages of newspapers around the world. This time it is because of the announcement made by a team of scientists who seem to have found indirect evidence for the existence of "primord ...

dateMar 24, 2014 in General Physics
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Powerful tool helps explain water risk

Water crises ranked third among 10 global risks of highest concern in 2014, according to the World Economic Forum's annual Global Risks Perception Survey. With water risk on the agenda of business and investors ...

dateMar 24, 2014 in Environment
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Image: Hubble peers at the heart of NGC 5793

(Phys.org) —This new Hubble image is centered on NGC 5793, a spiral galaxy over 150 million light-years away in the constellation of Libra. This galaxy has two particularly striking features: a beautiful ...

dateMar 24, 2014 in Astronomy
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