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Why won't the supernova explode?

(Phys.org) -- Somewhere in the Milky Way, a massive old star is about to die a spectacular death. As its nuclear fuel runs out, the star begins to collapse under its own tremendous weight. Crushing pressure ...

Jun 18, 2012 4.6 / 5 (11) 16

CryoSat goes to sea

CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies. High-resolution mapping of the topography of the ocean floor ...

May 29, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 0

Landsat satellites see Texas crop circles

(Phys.org) -- A water-rich polka dot pattern takes over the traditional rectangular patchwork of fields in this time series animation of 40 years of Landsat images. In the dry Texas panhandle near the town of Dalhart, this ...

Apr 27, 2012 3.3 / 5 (3) 1

The great gravity showdown

During the week of February 6-10, 2012, some extremely weighty matters were in progress at NIST’s non-magnetic facility, where PML researchers hosted an international gravimeter shoot-out with potentially ...

Feb 28, 2012 5 / 5 (6) 3