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Posts tagged ultraviolet light

February 20, 2017

 

UGC 1382. On the left how it appears in optical light, in the middle how it appears with incorporated ultraviolet and deep optical light, and on the right, how UGC 1382 appears when the center view is combined with a view of low-density hydrogen gas.

A “Frankenstein” Galaxy

UGC 1382 used to be considered a pretty boring galaxy.

February 27, 2015

 

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Arctic Sunlight Can Speed Up the Greenhouse Effect

Global warming has created a feedback loop, wherein Arctic sunlight converts thawing ice into more CO2.

September 16, 2014

 

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Girls Love a Guy With Shine

Male parrots' fluorescent feathers set all the girls' hearts a flutter.

June 4, 2013

 

Increased UV exposure triggers melanin production, resulting in more freckles.

Sunkissed: Why Do We Have More Freckles During The Summer?

Ever wonder why our freckles seem to multiply with the advent of warmer weather and longer days?

September 18, 2012

 

Are whales getting burnt?

Do Whales Get Sunburnt?

Researchers have been studying the effects of UV rays on whales in the Gulf of California for over three years...

June 21, 2012

 

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A Magical Glow?

Want to stand out in the crowd? Find out what gives fluorescent colors their bright glow.

May 3, 2012

 

A lot goes into making milk taste great!

Ultraviolet Light May Be Used To Replace Pasteurization

Scientists believe they have a high-tech use for one of nature's natural anti-bacterial agents, ultraviolet light. They can use it to replace pasteurization.

February 24, 2012

 

The supernova is the spiral-looking like object.

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.

December 1, 2011

 

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Landing Strips For Bees

Flowers broadcast their hidden treasure with bright colors, sweet scents and beautiful markings. However, flowers' markings are more than cosmetic...

August 8, 2011

 

Fast Food Signs For Birds Of Prey

What if you're a bird of prey, looking down on miles of grassland or desert, trying to spot a meal that's only an inch or two long?

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