Tag Archives: Cosmology

Neutron Star Has Superfluid Core

Mar 2, 2011 From Physics World An extremely hot superfluid at the heart of Cassiopeia A Neutron stars should exhibit both superfluidity and superconductivity, according to two independent groups of scientists. The researchers studied the neutron star in the supernova remnant … Continue reading

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In Hubble’s Lens, a Very Old and Distant Galaxy

By DENNIS OVERBYE From New York Times, Published: January 26, 2011 Leapfrogging into the past with the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers say they have detected what may be the most distant and earliest galaxy yet found. It … Continue reading

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Recalling a Fallen Star’s Legacy in High-Energy Particle Physics

By DENNIS OVERBYE From New York Times Published: January 17, 2011 The machine known as the Tevatron is four miles around. Bison graze nearby on the 6,800 acres of former farmland occupied by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, … Continue reading

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Quest for Dark Energy May Fade to Black

By DENNIS OVERBYE Published in New York Times: January 3, 2011 What happens to a dark energy dream deferred? An ambitious $1.6 billion spacecraft that would investigate the mysterious force that is apparently accelerating the expansion of the universe — and … Continue reading

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Best Cosmic Mindblowers of 2010 From Nat Geo News

Perhaps Stephen Hawking said it best: “Our image of the universe today is full of strange-sounding ideas and remarkable truths.” Wrap your brain around National Geographic News editors’ picks of some of the odder astrophysics concepts introduced in 2010. Every … Continue reading

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