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27 January 2014: SN 2014J in colour

Last week, UCL students along with their lecturer, Dr Steve Fossey, discovered one of the closest and brightest supernovae in recent decades. More...

20 January 2014: Physical history


Modern scientific apparatus, all LCD screens and wipe-clean plastic, might be practical and powerful, but it lacks soul.
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13 January 2014: Ashes of a dead star

In 1987, a bright point of light appeared in the night sky. Training their telescopes on it, astronomers quickly realised that they were witnessing one of the most elusive events in astronomy: a supernova, the collapse and subsequent explosion of a giant star. More...

6 January 2014: Control panel

Scanning Tunneling Microscopes are devices that allow scientists to 'see' and manipulate objects as small as single atoms.
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