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  • 50 years ago, nuclear blasting for gas boomed. Today it’s a bust.

    Atom blast for gas

    A pair of simultaneous nuclear explosions, one more than 1.6 miles underground and the other 1,000 feet above it, have been proposed as a way to extract huge quantities of natural gas from subterranean rock. Each blast would be … about 2.5 times the size of the bomb used at Hiroshima. By breaking up tight gas-bearing rock formations, a flow of presently...

    11/25/2016 - 13:12 Earth
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    Peeling Back Orion's Layers

    Somewhere in the universe, in the dim recesses of a vast cloud of gas and dust, wisps of material are slowly coalescing onto a clump that has been growing for hundreds of thousands of years. Squeezed by gravity, hydrogen atoms deep within the clump suddenly fuse, igniting a fiery glow. A star is born.

    Over billions of years, star birth has...

    03/07/2006 - 09:56 Astronomy
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    Science News of the Year

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