An Entirely New Kind of Highly Reactive Chemical Has Been Found in The Atmosphere

An Entirely New Kind of Highly Reactive Chemical Has Been Found in The Atmosphere

Every lungful of air we suck down is mostly made up of nitrogen, with a generous helping of oxygen, and a dash of carbon dioxide. But dusting this atmospheric soup is a whole encyclopedia of different compounds and elements, some of which we can only speculate about. One of those mysteries just came into focus, … Read more

The physics of accretion: How the universe pulled itself together

The physics of accretion: How the universe pulled itself together

Gathering dust Every star grows up on its own schedule. The protostar stage is like a star’s volatile teen years. When its accretion disk stabilizes and material stops falling into the core, it becomes a main sequence star. There may still be a debris disk and the planets around might still be figuring out where … Read more