News tagged with constituent

Hydrocarbons in the deep Earth?

The oil and gas that fuels our homes and cars started out as living organisms that died, were compressed, and heated under heavy layers of sediments in the Earth's crust. Scientists have debated for years ...

Jul 26, 2009 4.3 / 5 (44) 27

A living factory

The time it takes for new products to come to market is getting ever shorter. As a consequence, goods are being produced using manufacturing facilities and IT systems that were designed with completely different ...

Oct 05, 2011 4 / 5 (3) 1

Cyanoacetylene in IC 342

Star formation is an incredible process, but also notoriously difficult to trace. The reason is that the main constituent of stars, hydrogen, looks about the same well before a gravitational collapse begins, ...

May 16, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 34