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Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 6357: The Lobster Nebula
October 28, 2020

NGC 6357: The Lobster Nebula Why is the Lobster Nebula forming some of the most massive stars known? No one is yet sure. Cataloged as NGC 6357, the Lobster Nebula houses the open star cluster Pismis 24 near its center -- a home...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Quantum Time Twist Offers a Way to Create Schrödinger's Clock (Fri Oct 23 5:45 am)
    Physicists describe a way to merge quantum theory with Einstein’s special theory of relativity—and even a method to test it experimentally -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Apple-Sized Stars, a Potato-Shaped Earth and the Force That Creates Our Reality (Wed Oct 21 7:00 am)
    Life’s up and downs may seem as inevitable as gravity, but somehow 2020 feels worse than usual. Just as a thought experiment, what if this year actually did get so weird that it even ushered in... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  3. Dissolving Candy Gives Mathematicians Insight into How Some Landscapes Form (Fri Oct 16 12:00 pm)
    Researchers observed a sugary treat underwater to understand the origin of spiky rock forests -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. First Room-Temperature Superconductor Excites and Baffles Scientists (Wed Oct 14 12:45 pm)
    A compound of hydrogen, carbon and sulfur has broken a symbolic barrier—but its high-pressure conditions make it difficult to analyze -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Science Pinpoints Global Metal Deposit Locations (Wed Oct 14 5:45 am)
    Miners can find new deposits with less effort -- 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. Study measures effectiveness of different face mask materials when coughing (Wed Oct 28 11:00 pm)
    (University of Cambridge) A team of researchers have tested everything from t-shirts and socks to jeans and vacuum bags to determine what type of mask material is most effective at trapping the ultrafine particles which may contain viruses...
  2. New sulfur dioxide conversion method may transform current industrial techniques (Tue Oct 27 11:00 pm)
    (Penn State) A single-step, plasma-enhanced catalytic process to convert sulfur dioxide to pure sulfur from tail gas streams may provide a promising, more environmentally-friendly alternative to current multistage thermal, catalytic and absorptive...
  3. Reliable quality-control of graphene and other 2D materials is routinely possible (Tue Oct 27 11:00 pm)
    (DOE/Ames Laboratory) Scientists at Ames Laboratory have discovered and confirmed a method which could serve as an easy but reliable way to test the quality of graphene and other 2D materials.
  4. Physicists circumvent centuries-old theory to cancel magnetic fields (Tue Oct 27 11:00 pm)
    (University of Sussex) A team of scientists including two physicists at the University of Sussex has found a way to circumvent a 178-year old theory which means they can effectively cancel magnetic fields at a distance. They are the first to...
  5. Experts in laser-atom scaling, frequency combs and more to headline OSA High-brightness Congress (Tue Oct 27 11:00 pm)
    (The Optical Society) The all-virtual OSA High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress will feature three highly anticipated plenary talks on discoveries driving research and emerging technologies.

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Solved: the mystery of how dark matter in galaxies is distributed (Tue Oct 27 11:00 pm)
    (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)) In a recent article in Astronomy & Astrophysics Letters, scientists at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)/University of La Laguna (ULL) and of the National University of the North-West...
  2. Astronomers discover activity on distant planetary object (Tue Oct 27 11:00 pm)
    (Northern Arizona University) A team of astronomers, led by doctoral student Colin Chandler in Northern Arizona University's Astronomy and Planetary Science PhD program, earlier this year announced their discovery of activity emanating from...
  3. Black hole 'family portrait' is most detailed to date (Tue Oct 27 11:00 pm)
    (Northwestern University) An international research collaboration including Northwestern University astronomers has produced the most detailed family portrait of black holes to date, offering new clues as to how black holes form. An intense...
  4. Astronomers are bulging with data (Mon Oct 26 11:00 pm)
    (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)) For the first time, over 250 million stars in our galaxy's bulge have been surveyed in near-ultraviolet, optical, and near-infrared light, opening the door for astronomers to reexamine...
  5. Surprisingly mature galaxies in the early Universe (Mon Oct 26 11:00 pm)
    (CNRS) When the Universe was only a tenth of its current age its galaxies experienced a growth spurt. It was this period that the scientists in the ALPINE project focused on when they used ESO's ALMA telescope to carry out the first ever large...

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