News tagged with shock

Safe glass facades

Metropolises like San Francisco are in a state of constant flux. Excavators and wrecking balls tear down dilapidated old factories and houses that are beyond renovation, freeing up space for new structures. Entirely in this ...

dateFeb 14, 2013 in Engineering
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DEM L50: Stellar effervescence on display

(—This composite image shows the superbubble DEM L50 (a.k.a. N186) located in the Large Magellanic Cloud about 160,000 light years from Earth. Superbubbles are found in regions where massive stars have formed in ...

dateJan 28, 2013 in Astronomy
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Betelgeuse braces for a collision

(—Multiple arcs are revealed around Betelgeuse, the nearest red supergiant star to Earth, in this new image from ESA's Herschel space observatory. The star and its arc-shaped shields could collide with an intriguing ...

dateJan 22, 2013 in Astronomy
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The solar wind is swirly

(—Using ESA's Cluster quartet of satellites as a space plasma microscope, scientists have zoomed in on the solar wind to reveal the finest detail yet, finding tiny turbulent swirls that could play a big role in ...

dateDec 19, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Shot away from its companion, giant star makes waves

(—Like a ship plowing through still waters, the giant star Zeta Ophiuchi is speeding through space, making waves in the dust ahead. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured a dramatic, infrared portrait of these ...

dateDec 19, 2012 in Astronomy
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