News tagged with x-ray

Supernova cleans up its surroundings

(Phys.org) —Supernovas are the spectacular ends to the lives of many massive stars. These explosions, which occur on average twice a century in the Milky Way, can produce enormous amounts of energy and ...

dateApr 10, 2014 in Astronomy
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Detecting diamonds with X-ray technology

X-rays penetrate objects and reveal information about its contents. Using two X-ray spectra, you can identify different materials. And now, a new algorithm is making it possible to find diamonds in the rock.

dateApr 02, 2014 in Engineering
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Hardy star survives supernova blast

(Phys.org) —When a massive star runs out fuel, it collapses and explodes as a supernova. Although these explosions are extremely powerful, it is possible for a companion star to endure the blast. A team ...

dateMar 20, 2014 in Astronomy
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A new way to tune X-ray laser pulses

(Phys.org) —A new system at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's X-ray laser narrows a rainbow spectrum of X-ray colors to a more intense band of light, creating a much more powerful way to view fine ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in General Physics
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