News tagged with atomic nucleus

New picture of atomic nucleus emerges

(PhysOrg.com) -- When most of us think of an atom, we think of tiny electrons whizzing around a stationary, dense nucleus composed of protons and neutrons, collectively known as nucleons. A collaboration between ...

Mar 02, 2012 4.3 / 5 (31) 14 | with audio podcast

Atomic core, shaken not stirred

When struck just right, protons and neutrons ring. The sub-atomic particles don’t jingle like when a hammer hits a bell. But they do jiggle in an odd dance where the protons move in one direction and ...

Jan 05, 2012 4.2 / 5 (6) 2

Millisecond pulsar in spin mode

Astronomers have tracked down the first gamma-ray pulsar in a globular cluster of stars. It is around 27,000 light years away and thus also holds the distance record in this class of objects. Moreover, its ...

Nov 03, 2011 4.6 / 5 (5) 8 | with audio podcast