News tagged with newton

What activates a supermassive black hole?

A new study combining data from ESO's Very Large Telescope and ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory has turned up a surprise. Most of the huge black holes in the centres of galaxies in the past 11 billion ...

Jul 13, 2011
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Astronomers reveal a cosmic 'axis of evil'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers are puzzled by the announcement that the masses of the largest objects in the Universe appear to depend on which method is used to weigh them. The new work was presented at a specialist ...

Jun 30, 2011
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Neutron star bites off more than it can chew

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory has watched a faint star flare up at X-ray wavelengths to almost 10 000 times its normal brightness. Astronomers believe the outburst was caused by the star ...

Jun 28, 2011
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Britain's Royal Society wins Spanish prize

Britain's centuries-old science institute The Royal Society was Wednesday awarded Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias Prize for Communications and Humanities for promoting "knowledge for the benefit of ...

May 18, 2011
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XMM-Newton technology on new telescopes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers gazing deep into the night sky to uncover the Universe's secrets will soon be able to discover even more star-births and planets thanks to new telescopes being built in Chile and ...

Feb 04, 2011
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Andromeda in a new light

Two ESA observatories have combined forces to show the Andromeda Galaxy in a new light. Herschel sees rings of star formation in this, the most detailed image of the Andromeda Galaxy ever taken at infrared ...

Jan 05, 2011
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Science historian cracks the 'Plato code'

(PhysOrg.com) -- A science historian at The University of Manchester has cracked "The Plato Code" - the long disputed secret messages hidden in the great philosopher's writings.

Jun 28, 2010
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Team reveals secret life of Isaac Newton on new website

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sir Isaac Newton, an icon of scientific revelation, led a secret life as a scholar of the mysterious art of alchemy. For the last six years, William Newman has been exploring that hidden life ...

Jun 14, 2010
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