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Tremendously bright pulsar may be one of many

Recently, a team of astronomers reported discovering a pulsating star that appears to shine with the energy of 10 million suns. The find, which was announced in Nature, is the brightest pulsar – a type of rotating neutron ...

dateOct 27, 2014 in Astronomy
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Revealing secrets of atomic nuclei

Individual protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei turn out not to behave according to the predictions made by existing theoretical models. This surprising conclusion, reached by an international team of physicists including ...

dateJan 21, 2015 in General Physics
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New discovery could be a Thorne-Zytkow object

( —Speaking at this year's American Astronomical Society meeting, Hubble Fellow, Emily Levesque reported that she and her colleagues at the University of Colorado have discovered a star that just might qualify ...

dateJan 08, 2014 in Astronomy weblog
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Chinese H-bomb physicist gets top award

A Chinese nuclear physicist whose research was key to the country's development of the hydrogen bomb and whose identity was a state secret for decades was awarded its top science prize Friday, state media reported.

dateJan 09, 2015 in General Physics
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Hardy star survives supernova blast

( —When a massive star runs out fuel, it collapses and explodes as a supernova. Although these explosions are extremely powerful, it is possible for a companion star to endure the blast. A team of astronomers using ...

dateMar 20, 2014 in Astronomy
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