mei 082012
 
Atomic Nuclei Explain How Supernovae Formed Heavier Elements

  New insight into the behavior of atomic nuclei may explain how gigantic star explosions, or supernovae, have formed the elements that are crucial to mankind. SUPERNOVA EXPLOSION: Today astrophysicists are struggling to perform computer simulations of a supernova (a massive star explosion). New knowledge about atomic nuclei from the University of Oslo may make such simulations [continue reading]