News tagged with radioactive elements

X-ray illumination of supernova ejecta

( -- Supernovae are the explosive deaths of massive stars, cataclysms that disburse into space the chemical elements produced by nuclear reactions inside the progenitor stars. Understanding chemical enrichment ...

dateJun 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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New results on geo-neutrinos from Borexino

( —Borexino is a liquid scintillator detector mainly built for solar neutrino searches. Due to its high level of radiopurity, a worldwide record, Borexino can also detect rare events such as electron-antineutrinos ...

dateMar 14, 2013 in General Physics
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Seeing a Stellar Explosion in 3D (w/ Video)

( -- Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time obtained a three-dimensional view of the distribution of the innermost material expelled by a recently exploded star. The original blast ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Astronomy
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How to discover a new element

( -- It is not the same as it used to be, the element finding business. We have discovered and named all the elements from hydrogen (element 1) up to element 112 (copernicium)[1], and last week IUPAC (International ...

dateJun 15, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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