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Has the magic gone from Calcium-52?

For the first time scientists have measured the radius of a calcium nucleus with 32 neutrons – indicating that nuclear physics theories don't describe atomic nuclei as well as previously thought.

dateFeb 10, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Astronomers find six new millisecond pulsars

(—NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has once again proven that it is an excellent tool to search for rotating neutron stars emitting beams of electromagnetic radiation, known as pulsars. A team of astronomers, ...

dateJan 26, 2016 in Astronomy report
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Andromeda galaxy scanned with high-energy X-ray vision

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has captured the best high-energy X-ray view yet of a portion of our nearest large, neighboring galaxy, Andromeda. The space mission has observed 40 "X-ray binaries"—intense ...

dateJan 05, 2016 in Astronomy
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Image: Hubble checks out a home for old stars

This image, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the globular cluster Terzan 1. Lying around 20,000 light-years from us in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion), ...

dateDec 21, 2015 in Astronomy
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What are the parts of an atom?

Since the beginning of time, human beings have sought to understand what the universe and everything within it is made up of. And while ancient magi and philosophers conceived of a world composed of four or five elements ...

dateDec 16, 2015 in General Physics
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