Tag Archives: Astronomy

Iron-rich object closely orbits a white dwarf

The newly discovered object could be the core of a planet that survived the transition of its host star into a red giant. Continue reading

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A glimpse of a planetary system’s final stages

Detailed spectroscopy measurements may help astronomers discover bodies orbiting white dwarfs. Continue reading

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Taking the twinkle out of stars

Adaptive optics at Paranal Observatory give satellite-quality images from surface of Earth. Continue reading

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Lab experiments mimic the origin and growth of astrophysical magnetic fields

A turbulent, laser-generated plasma can amplify magnetic fields to cosmic scales. Continue reading

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Experiments support theory of cosmic magnetic field growth

A turbulent, laser-generated plasma can dramatically amplify magnetic fields. Continue reading

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Final frontier

Photonics technologies being developed for probing the universe are leading to better commercial products. Continue reading

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