'Van Gogh' simulations give new insight into turbulent stars

Stunning simulations that give a multi-dimensional glimpse into the interior of stars show that material bubbling around the convection zone induces a rich spectrum of internal gravity waves in the stable layers above and ...

White dwarf and ultra-cool dwarf keep their distance

Scientists from the University of Hertfordshire have discovered a rare binary system consisting of a white dwarf, a Sun-like star that has reached the end of its life, and an ultra-cool dwarf, which is the smallest kind of ...

Brown Dwarfs Beaming Like Pulsars

Brown dwarfs, thought just a few years ago to be incapable of emitting any significant amounts of radio waves, have been discovered putting out extremely bright "lighthouse beams" of radio waves, much like pulsars. A team ...

Astronomers Map Out Planetary Danger Zone

Astronomers have laid down the cosmic equivalent of yellow "caution" tape around super hot stars, marking the zones where cooler stars are in danger of having their developing planets blasted away.

New Undersea Vent Suggests Snake-Headed Mythology

A new "black smoker" -- an undersea mineral chimney emitting hot, iron-darkened water that attracts unusual marine life -- has been discovered at about 8,500 feet underwater by an expedition currently exploring a section ...

Probing the inner secrets of multi-layer carbon nanotubes

Researchers at the University of Surrey have shown for the first time that knowing the structure of the surface layer of a multi-layer carbon nanotube is not enough to predict its electronic properties. The contribution of ...

Mystery of fossilized trees is solved

An international research team has found evidence of the Earth's earliest forest trees, dating back 385 million years.

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