okt 262012
Black Widow Pulsar in Tango Mortale Vaporizes Partner

  Max Planck scientists discover record-breaking millisecond pulsar with new analysis method.   Pulsars are the compact remnants from supernova explosions of massive stars. Some of them spin around their own axis hundreds of times per second, emitting beams of radiation into space. Until now, they could only be found through their pulsed radio emissions. [continue reading]

aug 142012
New Warning System Could Predict Solar Flares

  Researchers may have discovered a new method to predict solar flares more than a day before they occur, providing advance warning to help protect satellites, power grids and astronauts from potentially dangerous radiation. This image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) shows in great detail a solar flare and its prominence taken [continue reading]