Astronomers Explain 'Blue Stragglers'
Source: Northwestern Posted: 10/21/11 Mysterious 'blue stragglers' are old stars that appear younger than they should be: they burn hot and blue. Astronomers now may have an answer.
2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
Source: Nobel Posted: 10/5/11 The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 was awarded to Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmid and Adam G. Riess for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae.
2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Source: Nobel Posted: 10/5/11 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2011 was awarded to Dan Shechtman Technion for the discovery of quasicrystals.
New Multi-Planet System Discovered
Source: UTexas Posted: 10/5/11 An unusual multiple-planet system containing a super-Earth and two Neptune-sized planets orbiting in resonance with each other was discovered.
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