Tuesday, October 11, 2011


What's Hot This Week

'Jaw-Dropping!' Crab Nebula's Powerful Beams Shock Astronomers

by Denise Chow, SPACE.com Staff Writer

When astronomers detected intense radiation pumping out of the Crab Nebula, one of the most studied objects in space, at higher energies than anyone thought possible, they were nothing short of stunned.

Triple Asteroid Crash Created Sudan Meteorites

by SPACE.com Staff

Meteorites that fell over Sudan in 2008 could have come from a space rock that was formed by a triple-asteroid pileup - a collision between three different types of space rocks, a new study finds.

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