Trap

This plant lurks underground to catch prey in a way we have never seen before

This plant lurks underground to catch prey in a way we have never seen before

We often think of plants as quiet, calm organisms that can not help but keep to themselves. But not all plants are harmless wall flowers. Carnivorous plants, as the name implies, eat prey – mostly insects, but also small animalsand other nutrient-rich matter. While the whole idea works vaguely nightmare-like at first these “ecologically unique” …

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Over a Million Miles Per Hour: NASA's Chandra Captures Pulses in X-ray Trap

Over a Million Miles Per Hour: NASA’s Chandra Captures Pulses in X-ray Trap

The G292.0 + 1.8 supernova remnants contain a pulse that moves at over one million miles per hour, which is seen in the Chandra image along with an optical image from the Digitalized Sky Survey. Pulsars are fast-spinning neutron stars that can form when massive stars run out of fuel, collapse and explode. Sometimes these …

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