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Beacons in space

Pulsars are among the most exotic objects in the universe. They resemble gigantic atomic nuclei and rotate around their own axis at an incredible speed. These cosmic beacons mark the end of massive suns. Theoretically predicted ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Astronomy
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German scientists ready for the hunt on dark energy

The German and Russian partners of the new eROSITA X-ray space observatory have now agreed on how to split the data from the first four years of an all sky survey. This decision was announced today at the first dedicated ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Astronomy
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AGNs as a new standard candle?

Nope. A standard candle isn’t the same red, green, blue, yellow and omni-present pink wax sticks that decorate your every day birthday cake. Until now a standard candle meant a Cepheid variable star – or more recently ...

dateSep 27, 2011 in Astronomy
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