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An increase in the <sup>12</sup>C + <sup>12</sup>C fusion rate from resonances at astrophysical energies

24 May 2018 - 9:03am

An increase in the 12C + 12C fusion rate from resonances at astrophysical energies

An increase in the <sup>12</sup>C + <sup>12</sup>C fusion rate from resonances at astrophysical energies, Published online: 23 May 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0149-4

The rate of carbon burning—12C + 12C fusion—in stars is boosted by resonant behaviour at astrophysical energies.

Interstellar visitor is 'here to stay'

22 May 2018 - 9:05am

An asteroid from beyond our Solar System has been orbiting near Jupiter for billions of years, scientists say.

The Galaxy’s full glory revealed

22 May 2018 - 9:03am

The Galaxy’s full glory revealed

The Galaxy’s full glory revealed, Published online: 21 May 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05229-3

Effort to measure the Milky Way’s disk yields a surprise.

Hubble shows the local Universe in ultraviolet [heic1810]

21 May 2018 - 9:26am

Using the unparalleled sharpness and ultraviolet observational capabilities of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has created the most comprehensive high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the local Universe. The catalogue contains about 8000 clusters and 39 million hot blue stars.