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Cosmic dust forms in supernovae blasts

Scientists claim to have solved a longstanding mystery as to how cosmic dust, the building blocks of stars and planets, forms across the Universe.

Innovative method enables new view into Earth's interior

An innovative X-ray method enables new high-pressure investigations of samples under deep mantle conditions. The technique, which was developed by a team led by Georg Spiekermann from DESY, the German Research Centre for ...

Zirconium isotope a master at neutron capture

The probability that a nucleus will absorb a neutron is important to many areas of nuclear science, including the production of elements in the cosmos, reactor performance, nuclear medicine and defense applications.

Computer simulation sheds new light on colliding stars

Unprecedented detail of the aftermath of a collision between two neutron stars depicted in a 3-D computer model created by a University of Alberta astrophysicist provides a better understanding of how some of the universe's ...

Galaxy in the early universe contains carbon after all

In 2015, Jorryt Matthee thought he discovered an extremely distant galaxy called CR7, which lacked elements heavier than helium. Three years later, he shows with measurements using the ALMA telescope that the galaxy does ...

Tellurium is detected in one of its places of origin

An international team led by a Ph.D. student from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of La Laguna (ULL) has identified the emission of tellurium in the infrared spectra of two planetary nebulae ...

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