All Blog Posts Tagged 'astrophysics' (3)

Stardust

DustBuster2a What is the nature of interstellar dust? How does it affect the starlight that passes through it? What can be done to locate and catalog the numerous, small, tenuous dust clouds that populate our galaxy at the higher latitudes? Is it possible to somehow vacuum under my refrigerator without moving the damn…
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Added by Brad Snowder on September 27, 2014 at 7:32pm — 2 Comments

A Space Opera





ESO VLT Space Opera.



Starring: Helix Nebula, Gliese 667, stellar cluster NGC 2467, R Coronae Austrinae, protostar HH34 (Orion), Chamaeleon I complex, Eagle Nebula, Lagoon Nebula, southern Milky Way band, Trifid Nebula, the first image of an exoplanet (2M1207 system).





The Very Large Telescope (VLT) is made up of four separate optical telescopes (the Antu telescope, the Kueyen telescope, the Melipal telescope, and the Yepun telescope)… Continue

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on January 12, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

The Fabric of Space-Time





The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, formerly GLAST, will open this high-energy world to exploration and help us to answer these questions. With Fermi, astronomers will at long last have a superior tool to study how black holes, notorious for pulling matter in, can accelerate jets of gas outward at fantastic speeds.



Physicists will be able to study subatomic particles at energies far greater than those seen in ground-based particle accelerators. And… Continue

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on January 11, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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