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Chandra finds superfluid in neutron star's core

( -- NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered the first direct evidence for a superfluid, a bizarre, friction-free state of matter, at the core of a neutron star. Superfluids created in laboratories on ...

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Astronomy
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Fermi's motion produces a study in spirograph

(—NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope orbits our planet every 95 minutes, building up increasingly deeper views of the universe with every circuit. Its wide-eyed Large Area Telescope (LAT) sweeps across the ...

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Astronomy
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'Odd couple' binary makes dual gamma-ray flares

( -- In December 2010, a pair of mismatched stars in the southern constellation Crux whisked past each other at a distance closer than Venus orbits the sun. The system possesses a so-far unique blend of a hot ...

dateJun 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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