News tagged with cocoons

A supernova cocoon breakthrough

( -- Observations with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have provided the first X-ray evidence of a supernova shock wave breaking through a cocoon of gas surrounding the star that exploded. This discovery may help ...

dateMay 15, 2012 in Astronomy
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Silkworms spinning spider webs

( -- A spiders silk is strong and more elastic and has a large range of possible medical applications. However, spiders have a history of being territorial and prone to cannibalism, so the idea of having a large ...

dateJan 03, 2012 in Biotechnology report
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'Pacman' nebula gets some teeth

( -- To visible-light telescopes, this star-forming cloud appears to be chomping through the cosmos, earning it the nickname the "Pacman" nebula, like the famous Pac-Man video game that debuted in 1980. When viewed ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Astronomy
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