Physics in the News

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mystery patch found floating on Titan’s seas

A bright patch (right, circled) on one of Titan’s northern methane seas, shown as dark areas, appeared in a Cassini spacecraft image taken on July 10, 2013. The patch disappeared by July 16, 2013 and was not visible in earlier images (left).

A bright patch (right, circled) on one of Titan’s northern methane seas, shown as dark areas, appeared in a Cassini spacecraft image taken on July 10, 2013. The patch disappeared by July 16, 2013 and was not visible in earlier images (left).

via sciencenews.org

 

The Supermassive Black Hole Smokescreen

(Credit: NASA)

(Credit: NASA)

via thedailybeast

 

SpaceX satellite launch postponed for third time, until Tuesday

 An exterior of the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014. (Credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)

An exterior of the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014. (Credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)

via reuters

 

Interesting Facts About Quasars

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via buzzle

 

Sending astronauts one million miles into space to build world’s most-powerful telescope in hunt for alien life

The Atlast telescope will be the most powerful telescope ever made and up to four times larger than the Hubble Telescope

The Atlast telescope will be the most powerful telescope ever made and up to four times larger than the Hubble Telescope

via independent

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