Category: Science News

Two neutron stars collide | Science News

Two neutron stars orbit one another and spiral inward until they merge in this animation. The collision emits gravitational waves and a burst of light. Rumors suggest that LIGO may have detected waves from such a collision. Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/rumors-swirl-ligo-snagged-gravitational-waves-neutron-star-collision Video: Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA Video Rating: / 5

Scientists Discover A New Kind Of Fire, Yes Really

Scientists have identified a new kind of fire which burns more cleanly. Scientists have identified a new kind of fire which burns more cleanly.  According to a recently published study from the University of Maryland, or UMD, this phenomenon, called a blue whirl, “evolves from a fire whirl and burns with nearly soot-free combustion.”  Fire

What’s ahead for physics in 2017? | Science News

More gravitational waves! Muons! Bose-Einstein condensates in space! Our physics writer Emily Conover discusses what physics enthusiasts have to look forward to in 2017. Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/science-news-writers-look-ahead-2017 CREDITS Filming, Production & Editing Helen Thompson Additional Video & Images LIGO Matt Heintze/Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab SXS Collaboration NASA/AEI/ZIB/M. Koppitz and L. Rezzolla LHC © 2016 CERN