Archive: 08/28/2012

All about dust

(Phys.org)—The space between stars is not empty—it contains copious amounts of gas and dust. Astronomers estimate that about 5-10% of the total mass of our Milky Way galaxy is contained in the interstellar ...

Aug 28, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 3

A super cluster of galaxies

(Phys.org)—Most galaxies lie in clusters, groupings of several to many thousands of galaxies. Our Milky Way galaxy itself is a member of the "Local Group," a band of about fifty galaxies whose other large ...

Aug 28, 2012 5 / 5 (7) 22 | with audio podcast

Forest management for a changing world

When it comes to devising a forest management strategy, recommendations for rotation lengths, thinning years and thinning intensities are usually made. However, a new EU-funded study from Finnish researchers ...

Aug 28, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 1