Monthly Archives: April 2016

Solar activity sparks powerful X-ray aurorae on Jupiter

According to a new study, solar activity can prompt a huge increase in the intensity of Jupiter’s polar aurorae. An impressive light show was created on Jupiter in October 2011 by charged particles from a powerful solar storm. Jupiter’s aurorae differ … Continue reading

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Scientists Have Created an X-Ray Map of the Sky

Though we can’t see it, a lot of physical activity happens across different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum. X-rays zip around the night sky as a result of cosmic phenomena. Finding out from where these rays blast off helps us … Continue reading

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Today’s X-Ray Humor

Why not, doctor? We want to be like Superman!

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How Would Superman’s X-Ray Vision Even Work?

Superman has super-strength, super-speed, flying powers, can shoot laser-like things from his eyes, and has some type of X-ray vision. Comic book scholars have debated Superman’s vision before, but Wired decided to consider how it could work. First, how do normal non-superheroes … Continue reading

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