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Astronomy

What Is a Neutron Star?

July 16, 2022

A neutron star is formed at t he very center of a supernova. Owing to the Pauli exclusion principle of quantum physics, neutrons start exerting an outward pressure, stopping the gravitational collapse of the neutron star’s interior. […]

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Astronomy

Riccardo Giacconi: Pioneering X-ray Astronomy

July 8, 2022

Riccardo Giacconi’s invention, a fully imaging X-ray telescope allowed astronomers to map and observe previously undetected X-ray sources across the sky. It was based on placing mirrors that would allow the X-rays to graze the surface and be reflected. […]

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Chemistry

Covalent Bonds of Carbon with Halogens

July 5, 2022

Carbon gets into a partial covalent bond with the halogens. With chlorine, it forms chloroform and CFC, which is banned now for its harmful side effects. While BFC destroys the ozone layer much like CFCs, the iodine-carbon covalent is beneficial for human health. […]

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Chemistry

Uses of Halogens in the Health Industry

July 5, 2022

Halide ions have been found to be beneficial for human health. In various forms as ions, halogens like iodide, bromide, chloride, and fluoride are widely used in the health industry. […]

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