Archive: 19/12/2006

Celestial Season's Greetings from Hubble

Swirls of gas and dust reside in this ethereal-looking region of star formation imaged by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This majestic view, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), reveals a region where low-mass, infant ...

dateDec 19, 2006 in Astronomy
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New species of Antarctic fish discovered

U.S. scientists have found a new species of Antarctic fish that are about 13-inches long, thrive in the cold and have an interorbital pit with two openings.

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Synchrotrons Help Reveal the Nature of Comets

Cometary particles returned to Earth by the Stardust spacecraft are yielding precious information about the origin of the solar system, thanks in part to a collaboration that includes the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory ...

dateDec 19, 2006 in General Physics
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Electrical Activity Alters Language Used By Nerve Cells

UC San Diego biologists have shown that the chemical language with which neurons communicate depends on the pattern of electrical activity in the developing nervous system. The findings suggest that modification of nerve ...

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STEREO Sends Back First Solar Images

NASA's twin Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories (STEREO) sent back their first images of the sun this week and with them a view into the sun's mounting activity.

dateDec 19, 2006 in Astronomy
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