astrophysics

How Supergiant Stars Lose Mass

How Supergiant Stars Lose Mass

Two teams of astronomers, one from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, and one from the Paris Observatory, France, have recently used the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope to study Betelgeuse, the second brightest star ...

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Mimicking the Big Bang

Mimicking the Big Bang

Scientists at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory plan to model the center of a planet or star using laser-driven inertia confinement fusion techniques. These techniques use convergent beams of laser light to ignite small fusion explosions. ...

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