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2Physics Quote:
"Stars with a mass of more than about 8 times the solar mass usually end in a supernova explosion. Before and during this explosion new elements, stable and radioactive, are formed by nuclear reactions and a large fraction of their mass is ejected with high velocities into the surrounding space. Most of the new elements are in the mass range until Fe, because there the nuclear binding energies are the largest. If such an explosion happens close to the sun it can be expected that part of the debris might enter the solar system and therefore should leave a signature on the planets and their moons." -- Thomas Faestermann, Gunther Korschinek (Read Full Article: "Recent Supernova Debris on the Moon" )

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Through Einstein's Eyes

Relativistic ride on a roller coaster &
On a desert road at relativistic speed (0.76 times the speed of light)

If you love relativity and get amazed thinking about all its seemingly wierd
concepts and consequences, you would surely like the following websites of
the Physics department of Australian National University (ANU):

Seeing Relativity :
The Australian National University relativistic visualization project has
used supercomputers to simulate what we might see in a world where the
effects of Einstein's theory of special relativity are everyday experiences.
You can also download two extended relativistic optics videos,
Visualizing Special Relativity, and Seeing Relativity, in RealPlayer format.
A complete printer-friendly commentary is also available for the videos.

Through Einstein's Eyes Online :
You may also visit the Through Einstein's Eyes site to find out about their
latest multimedia work on relativistic visualisation.



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