Archive: 8/04/2011

The engine that powers short gamma-ray bursts

( -- These explosions have been puzzling scientists for years: those brief flashes of gamma light can in fact release more energy in a fraction of a second than what our entire galaxy releases in one year – ...

dateApr 08, 2011 in Astronomy
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Cold asteroids may have a soft heart

A new analysis of one of the most well-known meteorites on Earth provides strong evidence that the prevailing view of many asteroids is wrong. Rather than randomly mixed blobs of rock and dust stuck together, it appears that ...

dateApr 08, 2011 in Space Exploration
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