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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Globular Star Cluster NGC 6752
January 23, 2020

Globular Star Cluster NGC 6752 Some 13,000 light-years away toward the southern constellation Pavo, the globular star cluster NGC 6752 roams the halo of our Milky Way galaxy. Over 10 billion years old, NGC 6752 follows clusters Omega Centauri...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. What Is Chernobyl Like Today? (Thu Jan 23 9:30 am)
    Eerie images from the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster still haunt us 30 years later -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Physicists Probe Validity of Einstein's Gravity on Cosmic Scales (Tue Jan 21 7:00 am)
    New tests could verify the general theory of relativity, or find flaws -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. The Coolest Physics You've Ever Heard Of (Mon Jan 20 6:00 am)
    Ultracold atoms can simulate all sorts of quantum behavior -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Flames Extinguish Themselves in Zero Gravity (Tue Jan 14 6:15 am)
    Originally published in November 2000 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. New Instrument Will Stretch Atoms into Giant Waves (Tue Jan 14 5:45 am)
    Room-sized “atom waves” could help probe the quantum realm -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PhysicsWorld Headline News (Top 5 items)

  1. Physicists beat Lorentz reciprocity for microwave transmission (Thu Feb 22 8:27 am)
    New device could boost telecommunications and be adapted for photonics
  2. Japan's SuperKEKB set for first particle collisions (Wed Feb 21 8:45 am)
    Revamped accelerator will soon be smashing electrons and positrons together
  3. Wood-based 'supermaterial' is stronger and tougher than steel (Wed Feb 21 8:10 am)
    New material is made by compressing treated wood
  4. Three photons bind together to make a ?molecule? of light (Tue Feb 20 10:06 am)
    Technique could be used to create quantum-information systems
  5. Nuclear excitation by electron capture seen at long last (Tue Feb 20 7:55 am)
    Breakthrough could lead to new type of energy source

EurekaAlert Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Sciences News (Top 5 items)

  1. Why eating yogurt may help lessen the risk of breast cancer (Thu Jan 23 11:00 pm)
    (Lancaster University) One of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria suggest researchers. Scientists advise consuming natural yogurt, which contains beneficial bacteria which dampens inflammation and which...
  2. What goes up may actually be down (Thu Jan 23 11:00 pm)
    (Frontiers) A new study in Frontiers in Neuroscience used virtual reality to determine how people plan their movements by 'seeing' gravity using visual cues in the landscape around them, rather than 'feeling it' through changes in weight and...
  3. Maglab scientists capture molecular maps of animal tissue with unprecedented detail (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (Florida State University) Scientists have refined a technique called mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) that translates reams of data into detailed visuals of the molecular makeup of biological samples. Their work, published this week in Analytical...
  4. UTA aerospace engineer exploring possibility of hypersonic passenger, cargo planes (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (University of Texas at Arlington) Bernd Chudoba, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, is working with NASA on a feasibility study to determine how current technology could make...
  5. Can I mix those chemicals? There's an app for that! (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (University of California - Riverside) Improperly mixed chemicals cause a shocking number of fires, explosions, and injuries in laboratories, businesses, and homes each year. A new open source computer program called ChemStor developed by engineers...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. UTA aerospace engineer exploring possibility of hypersonic passenger, cargo planes (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (University of Texas at Arlington) Bernd Chudoba, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, is working with NASA on a feasibility study to determine how current technology could make...
  2. Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in ancient star's atmosphere (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (W. M. Keck Observatory) Astronomers using W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawaii have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known -- a 'primitive star' scientists...
  3. NASA finds wind shear affected new Tropical Cyclone 09S    (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone 09S formed on Jan. 22, 2020 in the Southern Indian Ocean despite being affected by vertical wind shear, and one day later wind shear caused its demise. The end of 09S was caught by NASA's...
  4. New insights about the brightest explosions in the Universe (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (Stockholm University) Swedish and Japanese researchers have, after ten years, found an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in one of the brightest supernovae ever observed -- SN 2006gy. At the same time they found an explanation...
  5. Revealed: The explosive origin of superluminous supernova SN 2006gy (Wed Jan 22 11:00 pm)
    (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Providing answers about its curious supreme brightness, researchers say the superluminous supernova SN 2006gy -- one of the brightest stellar explosions ever studied, and discovered in 2006...

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