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Shedding new light on supernova mystery

(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists have a new theory on the mysterious mechanism that causes the explosion of massive, or core, stars. These ‘Type II supernovae’, the term given to exploding core stars, are huge and spectacular ...

dateNov 08, 2011 in General Physics
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Grid helps find one picture in a million

(PhysOrg.com) -- Looking for images on the internet can be a frustrating business. Whether you want the perfect sunset over the sea or the London skyline by night, youre dependent on people to describe the images on their ...

dateMar 31, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Scientists find giant solar twists

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have, for the first time, detected giant twisting waves in the lower atmosphere of the Sun, shedding light on the mystery of the Sun's corona (the region around the Sun, extending more than one ...

dateMar 19, 2009 in Astronomy
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Sweet molecule could lead us to alien life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have detected an organic sugar molecule that is directly linked to the origin of life, in a region of our galaxy where habitable planets could exist. The discovery, part funded by the UK's Science ...

dateNov 25, 2008 in Astronomy
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