The dwarf planet Pluto continues to tantalize. This follows news that stream of photons have been detected streaming from the planet and into space. The mystery is the planet has no obvious way of making these high-energy photons.
Imagine a man's surprise, when after going to the hospital complaining of stomach pains and itchy skin, he finds out that X-rays show his body is riddled with tapeworms. This is what happened to a man from Guangdong province, China.
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U.S. Customs and Border Patrol used an x-ray machine to stop an alleged smuggling attempt this week at the San Ysidro port of entry. Agents reported finding methamphetamine hidden inside sealed cans of jalapenos and cheese sauce at the border crossing.
Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope shows that a nearby star is blasting a neighboring planet with X-rays 100,000 times more intense than the Earth receives from our sun.
Scientists at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom have observed a gargantuan black hole that ripped apart a sun-like star that wandered too close. This created a beam that crossed 3.8 billion light-years to Earth.
The basics of life, carbon and oxygen, are often embedded deeply in materials scientists want to study, impossible to image without destroying the samples. But researchers from France and Finland announced their new synchrotron X-ray method can do it.