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Exoplanet aurora: An out-of-this-world sight

Earth's aurorae, or Northern and Southern Lights, provide a dazzling light show to people living in the polar regions. Shimmering curtains of green and red undulate across the sky like a living thing. New ...

Jul 21, 2011
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A pulsar's mysterious tail

(PhysOrg.com) -- A spinning neutron star is tied to a mysterious tail -- or so it seems. Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found that this pulsar, known as PSR J0357+3205 (or PSR J0357 ...

Jul 14, 2011
4.6 / 5 (7) 4 | with audio podcast

IceCube neutrino observatory nears completion

In December 2010, IceCube -- the world's first kilometer-scale neutrino observatory, which is located beneath the Antarctic ice -- will finally be completed after two decades of planning. In an article in ...

Aug 31, 2010
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Coldest Antimatter Ever Produced

(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists working at the CERN nuclear research lab on the border of Switzerland and France have generated the coldest particles of antimatter ever recorded.

Jul 06, 2010
4.2 / 5 (39) 14 | with audio podcast

Enceladus leaves plasma bubbles in its wake

(PhysOrg.com) -- Observations of how Saturn’s moon Enceladus interacts with its environment show it leaves a complex pattern of ripples and bubbles in its wake. Sheila Kanani will be presenting the results ...

Apr 15, 2010
5 / 5 (7) 2 | with audio podcast

Capturing More Gamma Rays

Stefan Funk wants to improve ground-based gamma ray imaging systems. Today's best instruments have their limits, Funk noted, and newer, more sensitive equipment is required to enter the next stage of astrophysical research. ...

Apr 13, 2010
4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast