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Apr 20, 2020 Finding Effective Face Mask Fabric for DIY Protective Coverings – “Bandanas Useless”
The air that pours into your lungs when you breathe travels, on average, at about 10 centimeters a second. But it’s often not just air you’re breathing. There can be dust, pollen, soot and bacteria in air, and now, floating inside the droplets that people emit when they cough and sneeze and talk,...
Apr 20, 2020 A bit of disruption, simulated
This simulated galaxy image, representing a structure spanning more than 200,000 light-years, shows the prominent plumes of young blue stars born in gas that was originally rotating and then blown radially outward by supernova explosions. It is one of the many hyper-realistic, cosmologically self-...
Apr 20, 2020 Supernova Bubbles In The Milky Way Could Be Launching Stars Into Its Outer Halo
Researchers from America have simulated what the aftermath of a cluster of supernova explosions may look like in Milky Way-mass galaxies, and the results do not disappoint. The immense energy accelerates high-density gas outwards from the galaxy center. As the gas compresses at the edges of these “...
Apr 20, 2020 The Milky Way may be kicking stars into its outer halo
The Milky Way could be flinging stars into its outer halo -- a movement triggered by powerful supernova explosions. Supernovas occur when stars explode and lose most of their mass. Clusters of supernovas can cause the birth of scattered, eccentrically orbiting stars in the outer stellar halos of...
Apr 20, 2020 Milky Way May Fling Stars From Its Center
In new research, astronomers have shown that clusters of supernovas can cause the birth of scattered, eccentrically orbiting suns in outer stellar halos. The findings upend commonly held notions of how star systems have formed and evolved over billions of years. Hyper-realistic, cosmologically self...
Apr 19, 2020 Milky Way could be catapulting stars into its outer halo, UCI astronomers say
Irvine, Calif., April 20, 2020 – Though mighty, the Milky Way and galaxies of similar mass are not without scars chronicling turbulent histories. University of California, Irvine astronomers and others have shown that clusters of supernovas can cause the birth of scattered, eccentrically orbiting...
Apr 16, 2020 Biggest cosmic mystery 'step closer' to solution
Stars, galaxies, planets, pretty much everything that makes up our everyday lives owes its existence to a cosmic quirk. The nature of this quirk, which allowed matter to dominate the Universe at the expense of antimatter, remains a mystery. Now, results from an experiment in Japan could help...
Apr 16, 2020 Face masks for all
The air that pours into your lungs when you breathe travels, on average, at about 10 centimeters a second. But it’s often not just air you’re breathing. There can be dust, pollen, soot and bacteria in air, and now, floating inside the droplets that people emit when they cough and sneeze and talk,...
Apr 15, 2020 Why the Big Bang Produced Something Rather Than Nothing
Scientists on Wednesday announced that they were perhaps one step closer to understanding why the universe contains something rather than nothing. Part of the blame, or the glory, they say, may belong to the flimsiest, quirkiest and most elusive elements of nature: neutrinos. These ghostly...
Apr 15, 2020 Neutrinos may explain why we don’t live in an antimatter universe
We are getting closer to understanding why the universe is made of matter and not antimatter. It may be all down to how neutrinos change flavours. Our leading theories tell us that, in the moments after the big bang, there was an equal amount of matter and antimatter. The two annihilate when they...

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