SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory have discovered an unusual laser emission from the planetary nebula Menzel 3 (often referred to as the Ant Nebula), which suggests the presence of a binary stellar system in its center. The discovery is described in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Menzel 3 is a young [...] 7 days
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Unusual laser emission from the Ant Nebula
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UA physicians developing new tool to detect urethral blockage
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Why Do Some Lizards Have Green Blood?
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How China will reduce its carbon impact
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Plasma Lenses Amplify Pulsar Emission in Rare Binary System
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