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Posts tagged supernova

May 2, 2012

 

stars moving around the pole

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

If you've ever glanced skyward, you've probably noticed the sheer numbers of stars. Some are tiny, barely visible points. Others radiate strong white light.

February 24, 2012

 

supernova in spiral

Get Ready For A New Type Of Supernova!

Supernovas explode with a bright burst of radiation, giving off as much energy in a few days as our sun will give off in its entire lifetime.

January 25, 2012

 

Crab Nebula; Supernova

Cosmic Shatter

New calculations suggest the rending of neutron star crusts may afford astrophysicists a glimpse at the insides of these bizarre celestial bodies.

October 14, 2011

 

doppler effect

Alone In The Dark

If cosmic trends continue, night is going to get a whole lot darker.

September 28, 2011

 

Omicron Atomic Force Microscope

Zooming In On Beta Decay

A more detailed account of how neutrons become protons and vice versa.

September 19, 2011

 

Gold bar and coins.

Gold’s Explosive Genesis

Everyone knows what gold is, but the commodity's stellar origins might come as a bit of a surprise.

June 17, 2008

 

The Blackhole

Total Eclipse of a Black Hole

Have you ever wondered about the terms "Black Hole" or "Supernova" meant? If no or even you would like to learn more, then listen to this edition of AMOS.

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