Physics in the News

Updated Sunday, June 8, 2014

Scientists: The Universe’s Most Common Stars Could Make Alien Life Impossible

Artist conception of a rocky planet in a binary star-system, one of which is a red dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)

Artist conception of a rocky planet in a binary star-system, one of which is a red dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)

via tampa.cbslocal.com

 

New Suspect Identified in Supernova Explosion

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows N103B -- all that remains from a supernova that exploded a millennium ago in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy 160,000 light-years away from our own Milky Way. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Goddard

This infrared image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows N103B — all that remains from a supernova that exploded a millennium ago in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy 160,000 light-years away from our own Milky Way. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Goddard

via nasa.gov
 

Astronauts aboard ISS breeding Japanese fish, growing mosquitoes

© Photo: nias.affrc.go.jp

© Photo: nias.affrc.go.jp

via voiceofrussia
 

Space Oddity: Bizarre Hybrid Star Found After 40-Year Search

Credit: Phil Massey, Lowell Observatory

Credit: Phil Massey, Lowell Observatory

via space.com
 

Lasers ignite ‘supernova’ in the lab

This composite shows the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant that has magnetic fields that are approximately 100 times stronger than those in adjacent interstellar space. (NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration, CXC/SAO/JPL-Caltech/Steward/O. Krause et al., and NRAO/AUI)
This composite shows the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant that has magnetic fields that are approximately 100 times stronger than those in adjacent interstellar space. (NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration, CXC/SAO/JPL-Caltech/Steward/O. Krause et al., and NRAO/AUI)
via theepochtimes.com
 

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