Astronomers watch instant replay of powerful stellar eruption

Astronomers are watching the astronomical equivalent of an instant replay of a spectacular outburst from the unstable, behemoth double-star system Eta Carinae, which was initially seen on Earth nearly 170 years ago. Astrophysicists ...

Astronomers See Historical Supernova From a New Angle (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since Galileo first pointed a telescope at the sky 400 years ago, a myriad of technological advances have allowed astronomers to look at very faint objects, very distant objects, and even light that's invisible ...

Hubble captures rare 'light echo' from star explosion

When a star explodes (a supernova), it sends its intense burst of light out in all directions. On rare occasions, in the months and years that follow, rings of light or "light echoes" spread out from the original supernova ...

'Bat-sense' tech generates images from sound

By cleverly analyzing the results, the algorithm can deduce the shape, size and layout of a room, as well as pick out in the presence of objects or people. The results are displayed as a video feed which turns the echo data ...

Temporal control of light echoes

Scientists at Paderborn University, the Technical University of Dortmund and the University of W├╝rzburg have for the first time used laser pulses to precisely control photon echoes, which can occur when light waves superimpose ...

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