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Dark clouds in space

( -- Infrared dark clouds (IRDCs) are dark patches in the sky seen against the continuous, bright infrared background produced by our galaxy. IRDCs are rich in molecules and relatively dense, cool gas, and they ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Astronomy
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Probing the origins of extreme neutron stars

( -- Neutron stars are the unimaginably dense corpses of what were once much more massive stars that died while being ripped apart in a supernova explosion. Their average density is typically more than one billion ...

dateMay 31, 2011 in Astronomy
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Finger on the pulse of the pulsars

( -- An international team of astronomers including German scientists has succeeded in recording the most sensitive observations to date of pulsars at low frequency. The measurement was undertaken with the European ...

dateMay 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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LOFAR takes the pulse of the radio sky

( -- A powerful new telescope is allowing an international team led by University of Manchester scientists to have their “best-ever look” at pulsars – rapidly rotating neutron stars created when ...

dateApr 14, 2011 in Astronomy
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