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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Biggest void in universe may explain cosmic cold spot

The mean imprint on the Cosmic Microwave Background of 50 supervoids. (Credit: BSA-3.0)

The mean imprint on the Cosmic Microwave Background of 50 supervoids. (Credit: BSA-3.0)

via newscientist

‘Atomic Man’ room opened for first time after radiation blast in 1976

The room that exposed a laboratory technician to a massive dose of radiation, which led to him being known as the “Atomic Man”, is to be entered for the first time since the incident in 1976. (Credit: AP)

via news.com.au

A record-breaking month for ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source

The accelerator-based pulse neutron source at ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source operated steadily for users at the maximum design power of 1.4 megawatts June 26. (Credit: Genevieve Martin/ORNL)

The accelerator-based pulse neutron source at ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source operated steadily for users at the maximum design power of 1.4 megawatts June 26. (Credit: Genevieve Martin/ORNL)

via phys.org

Gas streamer is spewing from the active galactic nucleus NGC 5548

gas streamer spewing from the active galactic nucleus of NGC 5548 – See more at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/gas-streamer-eclipses-agn/#sthash.6Ypl6HM8.dpuf
Map of the gas streamer spewing from the heart of NGC 5548. (Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI))

Map of the gas streamer spewing from the heart of NGC 5548. (Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI))

via skyandtelescope

‘Revolutionary’ Physics: Do Sterile Neutrinos Lurk in the Universe?

The detector for the MicroBooNe is gently lowered into place. (Credit: Fermilab)

The detector for the MicroBooNe is gently lowered into place.
(Credit: Fermilab)

via livescience
 

NASA’s carbon dioxide-hunting telescope reaches orbit

An artist's impression of how NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory will look in space. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

An artist’s impression of how NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory will look in space. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

via smh.com

NASA’s Pluto Probe Is Already Planning Its Next Job

Two multiple-exposure images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope showing Kuiper Belt objects, or KBOs, against a background of stars in the constellation Sagittarius. The two KBOs are roughly 4 billion miles from Earth. (Credit: NASA, ESA, SwRI, JHU/APL, New Horizons KBO Search Team)

Two multiple-exposure images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope showing Kuiper Belt objects, or KBOs, against a background of stars in the constellation Sagittarius. The two KBOs are roughly 4 billion miles from Earth. (Credit: NASA, ESA, SwRI, JHU/APL, New Horizons KBO Search Team)

via motherboard.vice.com

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