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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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Magnetic fields in interstellar clouds

( -- Magnetic fields play an important role in the formation and evolution of stars, as they stretch around a hot medium like a rubber band and help to determine the flow of material onto or away from the star.

dateMar 25, 2011 in Astronomy
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Exploding stars and stripes

The discovery of a pattern of X-ray "stripes" in the remains of an exploded star may provide the first direct evidence that a cosmic event can accelerate particles to energies a hundred times higher than achieved by the most ...

dateMar 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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Major advance in understanding how nanowires form

New insights into why and how nanowires take the form they do will have profound implications for the development of future electronic components. PhD student Peter Krogstrup from the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr ...

dateMar 25, 2011 in Nanophysics
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