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Interesting facts about the planets

While the universe is a big place to study, we shouldn't forget our own backyard. With eight planets and a wealth of smaller worlds to look at, there's more than enough to learn for a few lifetimes!

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Pyramid nanoscale antennas beam light up and down

Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF and Philips Research have designed and fabricated a new type of nanoscale antenna. The new antennas look like pyramids, rather than the more commonly used straight pillars. The pyramid ...

dateDec 17, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Embryos of stars

Stars like the Sun begin their lives as cold, dense cores of dust and gas that gradually collapse under the influence of gravity until nuclear fusion is ignited. Exactly how the critical collapse process occurs in these embryos, ...

dateFeb 16, 2015 in Astronomy
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