Physics in the News

Thursday, June 12, 2014

NASA Updating Status of LDSD ‘Flying Saucer’ at 1 p.m. EDT

The LDSD test article in the clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, preparing for shipment to Hawaii for its first test launch this summer. LDSD will help land bigger space payloads on Mars or return them back to Earth. Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Robert Fisher

via nasa

 

Map of universe questioned; dwarf galaxies don’t fit standard model

This picture of the galaxy UGC 10214 was taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), which was installed aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in March during Servicing Mission 3B.

This picture of the galaxy UGC 10214 was taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), which was installed aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in March during Servicing Mission 3B.

via eurekalert
 

The solar wind breaks through the Earth’s magnetic field

 The study has been carried out with data from the four Cluster satellites.  (Photo Credit: Image: ESA)


The study has been carried out with data from the four Cluster satellites. (Photo Credit: Image: ESA)

via sciencecodex

EXO-200 narrows its search for Majorana neutrinos

This image shows the insertion of the EXO-200 detector into the cryostat 650 meters below ground at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad (New Mexico). Image courtesy SLAC.
This image shows the insertion of the EXO-200 detector into the cryostat 650 meters below ground at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad (New Mexico). Image courtesy SLAC.
via physicsworld

 

Kepler space telescope ready to start new hunt for exoplanets

Artist's impression of the Kepler telescope. Image courtesy NASA, Ames, JPL-Caltech.

Artist’s impression of the Kepler telescope. Image courtesy NASA, Ames, JPL-Caltech.

via spacedaily

 

Krauss, Wilczek honored with first prize from Gravity Research Foundation

The Krauss-Wilczek paper describes how the recent claimed discovery of gravitational waves from the early universe can provide definitive evidence that gravity must be understood as a quantum theory.

The Krauss-Wilczek paper describes how the recent claimed discovery of gravitational waves from the early universe can provide definitive evidence that gravity must be understood as a quantum theory.

via asunews

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