Physics in the News

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Science and spacewalks on Space Station

This might look like a routine scientific experiment, but you’re actually looking at European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst as he sets fire to samples of various solids aboard the International Space Station to see how they burn. This man truly has a wonderful job. (Credit: ESA)

via phys.org

 

Universe Shouldn’t Be Here, According to Higgs Physics

The BICEP2 telescope at twilight, which occurs only twice a year at the South Pole. The MAPO observatory (home of the Keck Array telescope) and the South Pole station can be seen in the background.

The BICEP2 telescope at twilight, which occurs only twice a year at the South Pole. The MAPO observatory (home of the Keck Array telescope) and the South Pole station can be seen in the background.

via livescience

 

SpaceX puts Falcon 9 rocket launch on hold until July

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a payload of Orbcomm communications satellites is seen at launch complex 40 after an attempted launch was scrubbed due to technical issues at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a payload of Orbcomm communications satellites is seen at launch complex 40 after an attempted launch was scrubbed due to technical issues at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

via csmonitor

 

 

Satellite Swarm Spots North Pole Drift

Swarm measurements of Earth’s magnetic field from June 2014. Blue areas show where it has weakened. (Credit ESA/DTU Space)

via discovery

 

Greetings from Earth! NASA Spacecraft to Carry Message for Aliens

The Golden Record carried a message from Earth on board NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 missions. (Credit: NASA)

The Golden Record carried a message from Earth on board NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 missions.
(Credit: NASA)

via SPACE.com

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