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x-rays

Scientists Used X-Rays to Virtually Unravel a Burnt 400-Year-Old Scroll

They were able to make out the writing on the scroll and now want to find more messed up old paper to experiment with.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.4.18
Space

Two Incredibly Bright X-Ray Flares Might Be Proof of Exotic Black Holes

They may provide evidence for a new form of black hole.
Michael Byrne
10.21.16
Space

What Is a ‘Stealth Black Hole,’ and Should We Worry One Will Gobble Us Up?

An explainer on the "stealth black hole" scientists announced this week.
Elizabeth Howell
6.30.16
Space

See Jupiter’s Northern Lights at the Height of a Solar Storm

Exploring the relationship between planets’ magnetospheres and solar winds could ultimately help identify habitable exoplanets.
Victoria Turk
3.22.16
Space

A Next-Generation Gamma Ray Telescope Could Help Image the Guts of Mount Etna

It could offer an early-warning for those beneath one of Earth's most active volcanoes.
Michael Byrne
11.18.15
Space

Turns Out This Earth-Like Planet Is Probably Uninhabitable

Kepler-438b is one of the most Earth-like exoplanets, but it's victim to coronal mass ejections.
Emiko Jozuka
11.18.15
News

This Is What It Looks Like When a Lithium Ion Battery Explodes

Engineers pushed a battery to its fiery limits, for science.
Victoria Turk
4.28.15
Space

Why Black Holes Barf Scorching Winds of High-Energy X-Rays

Astronomers are only now getting a handle on one of the driving forces behind galactic growth.
Michael Byrne
2.21.15
Health

​Color X-Rays Are Coming

New Zealand researchers are building the 'first full-spectral CT colour X-ray scanner designed for human clinical trials.'
Ben Richmond
9.12.14
nasa

Mysterious X-Ray Signals Have Astronomers Excited About Dark Matter

It’s a long shot, but astronomers might have found a dark matter signal.
Amy Shira Teitel
6.26.14