Archive: 09/28/2006

Watching how planets form

With the VISIR instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have mapped the disc around a star more massive than the Sun. The very extended and flared disc most likely contains enough gas and dust ...

Sep 28, 2006 3.4 / 5 (53) 0

Improbable 'buckyegg' hatched

An egg-shaped fullerene, or "buckyball egg" has been made and characterized by chemists at UC Davis, Virginia Tech and Emory and Henry College, Va. The unexpected discovery opens new possibilities for structures ...

Sep 28, 2006 4.3 / 5 (30) 0

Strange Moonlight

Not so long ago, before electric lights, farmers relied on moonlight to harvest autumn crops. With everything ripening at once, there was too much work to to do to stop at sundown. A bright full moon—a "Harvest ...

Sep 28, 2006 3.6 / 5 (12) 0