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Interstellar dust and the sun

(—The space between stars is not empty. It contains copious but diffuse amounts of gas and dust; in fact about 5-10% of the total mass of our Milky Way galaxy is in interstellar gas. About 1% of the mass of this ...

dateNov 12, 2012 in Astronomy
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Young stars flicker amidst clouds of gas and dust

( -- Astronomers have spotted young stars in the Orion nebula changing right before their eyes, thanks to the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The colorful ...

dateFeb 29, 2012 in Astronomy
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New method could lead to narrower chip patterns

( -- Researchers at MIT have found a novel method for etching extremely narrow lines on a microchip, using a material that can be switched from transparent to opaque, and vice versa, just by exposing it to certain ...

dateApr 10, 2009 in Nanophysics
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