Physics in the News

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Orb2 launches today at 12:52p ET.(LIVE STREAM)

via spacecoastdaily

What happened to the light? 80% of Universe’s light “missing”(VIDEO)

via libertariannews

Growth of structure tells us how normal and dark matter scatter

The colored curves describe different velocity dependencies of the scattering strength; it is scaling as v to the nth power. The horizontal axis, k, is a measure of how separated two points in space might be; larger k corresponds to smaller physical separation. The vertical axis (technically known as a “power spectrum”) describes how correlated two points separated by a scale 1/k are; higher number mean more correlation. The one point with error bars shows that most of the models the authors consider are not very favored by the data. (Credit: C. Dvorkin, K. Blum, and M. Kamionkowski)

via astrobites

Venus Express rises again

After a month surfing in and out of the atmosphere of Venus down to just 130 km from the planet’s surface, ESA’s Venus Express is about to embark on a 15 day climb up to the lofty heights of 460 km. (Credit: ESA – C. Carreau)

via esa

Privately funded solar spacecraft to launch in 2016

An illustration of The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft. (Credit: SpaceX)

An illustration of The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft. (Credit: Plenary Society)

via msn

Early Universe explorer looks for answers

Chao-Lin Kuo, who helped design the BICEP2 experiment, isn’t bothered by criticism that cosmic dust may account for his results. He just wants to know the truth. (Credit: Chao-Lin Kuo)

Chao-Lin Kuo, who helped design the BICEP2 experiment, isn’t bothered by criticism that cosmic dust may account for his results. He just wants to know the truth. (Credit: Chao-Lin Kuo)

via scientificamerican

The 1% of scientific publishing

(Credit: sciencemag.org)

(Credit: sciencemag.org)

via sciencemag

Ask Ethan #45: How deep does the Multiverse go?

This illustration depicts a main membrane out of which individual universes arise; they then expand in size through time. (Credit: Moonrunner Design)

This illustration depicts a main membrane out of which individual universes arise; they then expand in size through time. (Credit: Moonrunner Design)

via scienceblogs

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