News tagged with plasma cloud

Metal cloud to protect fusion reactor walls

A thin vapour cloud in front of a liquid metal may be the solution to protecting the reactor walls of future fusion power plants to the extreme heat fluxes encountered. In Nature Communications, PhD candidate Stein van Eden ...

dateAug 07, 2017 in Plasma Physics
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Discovery of the "Pigtail" molecular cloud

A research team of the Department of Physics, Keio University, has discovered a molecular cloud with a peculiar helical structure by observation with the NRO 45m Telescope at Nobeyama Radio Observatory, National Astronomical ...

dateSep 10, 2012 in Astronomy
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Physicists produce black hole plasma in the lab

(PhysOrg.com) -- Black holes are voracious: They devour large amounts of matter from gas clouds or stars in their neighbourhood. As the incoming "food" spirals faster and faster into the abyss, it becomes denser and denser, ...

dateNov 04, 2010 in Plasma Physics
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Cassini and Amateurs Chase Storm on Saturn

(PhysOrg.com) -- With the help of amateur astronomers, the composite infrared spectrometer instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft has taken its first look at a massive blizzard in Saturn's atmosphere. The instrument ...

dateApr 29, 2010 in Space Exploration
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