News tagged with shock

What exploded over Russia?

When the sun rose over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, Feb. 15th, many residents of nearby Chelyabinsk already knew that a space rock was coming. Later that day, an asteroid named 2012 DA14 would pass ...

Feb 27, 2013 5 / 5 (13) 9 | with audio podcast

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. ...

Feb 14, 2013 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Betelgeuse braces for a collision

(Phys.org)—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 ...

Jan 22, 2013 3.8 / 5 (13) 15 | with audio podcast

The solar wind is swirly

(Phys.org)—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 ...

Dec 19, 2012 5 / 5 (5) 19 | with audio podcast