News tagged with interferometer

Planet Formation in Action? (w/ Video)

( -- Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope an international team of astronomers has been able to study the short-lived disc of material around a young star that is in the early stages of making a planetary system. ...

dateFeb 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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Supergiant star with a thick dust disc

How is it possible that HD 62623, a hot super-giant star on the verge of death, is surrounded by a disc, generally only associated with infant stars? Using long-baseline stellar interferometry at ESO's VLT interferometer, ...

dateJan 26, 2011 in Astronomy
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The music of gravitational waves

A team of scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has brought the world one step closer to "hearing" gravitational waves -- ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein in the early 20th century. ...

dateNov 24, 2010 in General Physics
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Measuring the universe

A unique antenna which could help unveil a new window on the universe by observing thousands of gravitational waves should be one of NASA's next space missions according to a group of leading US experts.

dateAug 25, 2010 in Space Exploration
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