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How black holes change gear

(Phys.org) -- Black holes are extremely powerful and efficient engines that not only swallow up matter, but also return a lot of energy to the Universe in exchange for the mass they eat. When black holes attract ...

Jun 07, 2012 4.5 / 5 (8) 83 | with audio podcast

Image: Super dry day at ESO Paranal

On 5 July 2012, a plume of Antarctic air descended over the European Southern Observatory's Paranal site in Chile. The home of the Very Large Telescope, Paranal is 2635 m above sea level and is almost always ...

Feb 03, 2014 4.5 / 5 (8) 0

Solar sigmoids explained

(PhysOrg.com) -- 'Sigmoids' are S-shaped structures found in the outer atmosphere of the Sun (the corona), seen with X-ray telescopes and thought to be a crucial part of explosive events like solar flares. ...

Apr 20, 2009 4.9 / 5 (7) 2