jan 272013
A Big Piece to the Solar Corona Puzzle Solved

  The Sun’s visible surface, or photosphere, is 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. As you move outward from it, you pass through a tenuous layer of hot, ionized gas or plasma called the corona. The corona is familiar to anyone who has seen a total solar eclipse, since it glimmers ghostly white around the hidden Sun. This [continue reading]

sep 142012
Fireworks in the Early Universe

  Galaxies in the early Universe were rapidly making new stars. The ignition of these bright-shining stars gave fireworks in the form of intense energy bursts in the cores of the galaxies, and strong radio emissions. This has been discovered by an international team of astronomers under the leadership of the Dutch Prof. Peter Barthel. [continue reading]