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Cost-effective production of infrared lenses

If visibility is poor, thermal cameras can warn drivers of people or animals on the road. Yet such devices have been very expensive – until now. An important step has been taken to manufacture them more cheaply. A new ...

dateAug 02, 2012 in Engineering
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UKIRT discovers 'impossible' binary stars

( -- A team of astronomers have used the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on Hawaii to discover four pairs of stars that orbit each other in less than 4 hours. Until now it was thought that such close-in ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in Astronomy
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Radio galaxies in the distant universe

( -- For over a decade astronomers have been probing a region of the northern sky, not far from the handle of the Big Dipper, that is relatively free of bright stars and the diffuse glow of the Milky Way. The scientists ...

dateJun 26, 2012 in Astronomy
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Galaxies in the young cosmos

( -- The universe was born about 13.7 billion years ago in the big bang. The Sun and its system of planets formed about five billion years ago. What happened, then, during that long, intervening stretch of nearly ...

dateMay 21, 2012 in Astronomy
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1000 days of infrared wonders

( -- For the last 1000 days the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), aboard NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, has been operating continuously to probe the universe from its most distant regions to our local solar neighborhood. ...

dateApr 16, 2012 in Astronomy
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Spider Web of Stars in Galaxy IC 342

( -- Looking like a spider's web swirled into a spiral, Galaxy IC 342 presents its delicate pattern of dust in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Seen in infrared light, faint starlight gives way ...

dateMar 20, 2012 in Astronomy
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