Archive: 28/05/2007

Colour pattern spurs speciation in tropical fish

McGill researchers discover that coral reef fish colour patterns are responsible for the emergence of new species A team of researchers from McGill University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) has provided ...

dateMay 28, 2007 in Other
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How to Spot the Speediest Black Holes

Astronomers are hunting an elusive target: rogue black holes that have been ejected from the centers of their home galaxies. Some doubted that the quarry could be spotted, since a black hole must be gobbling matter from an ...

dateMay 28, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Screaming CMEs Warn of Radiation Storms

A CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) is a solar body slam to our high-tech civilization. CMEs begin when the sun launches a billion tons of electrically conducting gas (plasma) into space at millions of miles per hour. A CME cloud ...

dateMay 28, 2007 in Astronomy
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NASA's FUSE satellite catches collision of titans

Using NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite and ground-based telescopes, astronomers have determined, for the first time, the properties of a rare, extremely massive, and young binary star system.

dateMay 28, 2007 in Astronomy
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