Chad Cuddihy

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Fermi telescope: 'Violent cosmos' map gets more extreme

<b>The Fermi space telescope has updated its catalogue of the Universe's most violent neighbourhoods.</b><p>Fermi catches gamma rays, the most energetic light, spewing from nature's most extreme physical processes.<p>The new catalogue, posted on the Arxiv server, lists the sources of the highest-energy gamma …

Universe

New knowledge about early galaxies

Researchers have studied an early galaxy in unprecedented detail and determined a number of important properties such as size, mass, content of …

Universe

Possible explanation for mysterious radio flashes

Mysterious bright radio flashes that appear for only a brief moment on the sky and do not repeat could be the final farewell of a massive star …

Black Holes

Flashes in the sky: Cosmic radio bursts point to cataclysmic origins in the distant universe

They appear to have originated from billions of light-years away and have left scientists pondering what might have caused them.<p>An international team …

Space Wind Really Does Exist

We detect a plasmaspheric breeze.<p>More than 20 years ago, researchers proposed the existence of a space wind--a steady flow of charged particles--inside the Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space governed by our magnetic field. After years of theoretical work, Iannis Dandouras, an astrophysicist …

Saul Perlmutter: 'Science is about figuring out your mistakes'

Nobel prize-winning astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter never thought "Eureka!" when, in 1997, his observations of exploding stars called supernovae …

Gamma-ray burst from whopper of a star

<b>U. WARWICK (UK) —</b> A new type of exceptionally powerful and long-lived cosmic explosion may come from the violent death throes of a supergiant …

Massive star factory in early universe

<b>CALTECH (US) —</b> Astronomers have found a star-generating galaxy that existed billions of years earlier than expected possible, churning out 2,000 …

Super-Fast New Telescope Solves Star Birth Mystery

ALMA is the best way to see these births in super-fertile galaxies, which helps scientists understand how galaxies form.<p>Birth is messy, for stars as for anything else, and it can be hard for astronomers to see through the dirt and crud. This is especially true in distant, very old galaxies, which …

Star Birth Rate of New Galaxy Cluster Stuns Astronomers

By using powerful telescopes, astronomers have made many stunning discoveries recently. One example is of a galaxy cluster called “The Phoenix …

Universe

The Art of Physics: Winning Photos of Giant Particle Colliders

Physics laboratories around the world house amazing machines that probe the heart of matter and unlock the secrets of the universe. Incredible as …

Using black holes to measure the universe’s rate of expansion

Radiation emitted in the vicinity of black holes could be used to measure distances of billions of light years, says researcher.<p>A few years ago, …

Black Holes

IceCube neutrinos came from outer space : News blog

Two ultra-high-energy neutrinos captured by the IceCube experiment probably came from outside the Galaxy, according to an analysis posted by the …

Conscientious Galaxy Uses All Its Fuel To Make New Stars, Leaving No Waste Behind

This newly spotted galaxy is the least profligate galaxy ever seen.<p>A newly found faraway galaxy called SDSSJ1506+54 is the most efficient star maker ever seen, using up almost all of the gas available to it. Other galaxies are more profligate with their gas, only using some of it and leaving the …

'Dark lightning': the unseen energy of thunderstorms

A lightning bolt is one of nature's most over-the-top phenomena, rarely failing to elicit at least a ping of awe no matter how many times a person …

Hubble telescope spies incoming Comet ISON

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A recently discovered comet, dazzlingly bright even though it is still almost as far away as Jupiter, is racing toward a November rendezvous with the sun, officials said on Tuesday.<p>If it survives the encounter - and that’s a big if - the comet may be visible even …

Should we change the Higgs boson's name?

On 4 July 2012, the discovery of a new particle was announced at Cern. It looked like the long-sought-after "Higgs boson", which gives mass to …

What is the Higgs Boson? Has it been discovered yet?

Free Higgs!

The Higgs Boson, Part I

Space Elevators

Falling into Black Holes (NEWS) - Sixty Symbols

Higgs Boson Part III: How to Discover a Particle

When The Universe Will End

Largest Sky Map Revealed: An Animated Flight Through the Universe

Superhot gas spirals from massive tornado on the sun