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Physics and Astronomy News Archive: November 2005

Image: Quantum chaos demonstrated during atom ionisation for the first time
Quantum chaos demonstrated during atom ionisation for the first time
Source: Max-Planck Soc.   Posted: 11/9/05
Max Planck researchers in Garching/Germany demonstrate quantum chaos during atom ionisation for the first time.

Image: Venus Express en route to probe the planet's hidden mysteries
Venus Express en route to probe the planet's hidden mysteries
Source: ESA   Posted: 11/9/05
The European spacecraft Venus Express has been successfully placed into a trajectory that will take it on its journey from Earth towards its destination of the planet Venus, which it will reach next April.

Image:  Speeding Star Observed with VLT Hints at Massive Black Hole
Speeding Star Observed with VLT Hints at Massive Black Hole
Source: ESO   Posted: 11/9/05
Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have recorded a massive star moving at more than 2.6 million kilometres per hour. Stars are not born with such large velocities.

Image: Scientists See Light That May Be From First Objects in Universe
Scientists See Light That May Be From First Objects in Universe
Source: NASA   Posted: 11/9/05
Scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope say they have detected light that may be from the earliest objects in the universe. If confirmed, the observation provides a glimpse of an era more than 13 billion years ago.







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'The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poets, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.'

Godfrey Hardy
(1877-1947)





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