News tagged with bow shocks

Help! My stars are leaking!

Star clusters are wonderful test beds for theories of stellar formation and evolution. One of the key roles they play is to help astronomers understand the distribution of stellar masses as stars form (in other words, how ...

dateSep 16, 2011 in Astronomy
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Betelgeuse braces for a collision

(—Multiple arcs are revealed around Betelgeuse, the nearest red supergiant star to Earth, in this new image from ESA's Herschel space observatory. The star and its arc-shaped shields could collide with an intriguing ...

dateJan 22, 2013 in Astronomy
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The shocking environment of hot Jupiters

( -- Jupiter-like worlds around other stars push shock waves ahead of them, according to a team of UK astronomers. Just as the Earth's magnetic "bow-shock" protects us from the high-energy solar wind, these planetary ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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Has the speediest pulsar been found?

( -- NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton in space, and the Parkes radio telescope in Australia -- may have found the fastest moving pulsar ever seen.

dateJun 28, 2012 in Astronomy
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The solar wind is swirly

(—Using ESA's Cluster quartet of satellites as a space plasma microscope, scientists have zoomed in on the solar wind to reveal the finest detail yet, finding tiny turbulent swirls that could play a big role in ...

dateDec 19, 2012 in Space Exploration
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