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Scientists take nanoparticle snapshots

Just as a photographer needs a camera with a split-second shutter speed to capture rapid motion, scientists looking at the behavior of tiny materials need special instruments with the capacity to see changes that happen in ...

dateFeb 10, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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The formation of carbon-rich molecules in space

The space between stars is not empty, but contains an abundance of diffuse material, about 5-10% of the total mass of our galaxy (excluding dark matter). Most of the material is gas, predominantly hydrogen, but with a small ...

dateJan 11, 2016 in Astronomy
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Water was plentiful in the early universe

Astronomers have long held that water—two hydrogen atoms and an oxygen atom—was a relative latecomer to the universe. They believed that any element heavier than helium had to have been formed in the cores of stars and ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Astronomy
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