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04-08-2015

Super star takes on black holes in jet contest

A super-dense star formed in the aftermath of a supernova explosion is shooting out powerful jets of material into space, research suggests. It was previously thought that the only objects in the Universe capable of forming such powerful jets were black holes.
23-07-2015

Bigger, older cousin to Earth discovered

NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the "habitable zone" around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another "Earth."
15-07-2015

Jupiter twin discovered around solar twin

So far, exoplanet surveys have been most sensitive to planetary systems that are populated in their inner regions by massive planets, down to a few times the mass of the Earth. This contrasts with our Solar System, where there are small rocky planets in the inner regions and gas giants like Jupiter farther out.
Article in the American Journal of Modern Physics
COSMIC RAYS
The study of the lateral distribution of electrons in an atmospheric cascade can lead to useful conclusions on the mass and energy of the primary cosmic particle. In this work we compare the results we get from simulations by the CORSIKA program, with the theoretical NKG function expressing the lateral distribution of electrons. We then modify the original NKG function to fit better the data of the simulation.
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The ALICE experiment at CERN
ALICE is the acronym for A Large Ion Collider Experiment, one of the largest experiments in the world devoted to research in the physics of matter at an infinitely small scale.
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World of Physics
  • Particle physics

    NASA's Fermi Catches Thunderstorms Hurling Antimatter into Space

    Scientists using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected beams of antimatter produced above thunderstorms on Earth, a phenomenon never seen before.
    High school physics

    The side shot in simulation

    The side shot in simulation from the University of Colorado. You can configure the shot and see the result. How each physical magnitude affects the characteristics of the shot.
    Astroparticle physics

    Gamma rays from galactic and extragalactic sources

    The gamma rays reaching the Earth, come from different sources that are in our galaxy or other galaxies. Theories about the origin of these rays indicate various galactic and extragalactic gamma-ray sources,
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