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Physics and Astronomy News Archive: November 2006

Image: NASA Sees into the Eye of a Monster Storm on Saturn
NASA Sees into the Eye of a Monster Storm on Saturn
Source: JPL/NASA   Posted: 11/13/06
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has seen something never before seen on another planet -- a hurricane-like storm at Saturn's south pole with a well-developed eye, ringed by towering clouds.

Image: Ultrasound generates intense mechanoluminescence
Ultrasound generates intense mechanoluminescence
Source: UIUC   Posted: 11/13/06
Researchers have used high-intensity ultrasound in liquid slurries of sugar and other organic crystals to create mechanoluminescence up to 1,000 times more intense than from grinding.

Image: New Hybrid Microscope Probes Nano-Electronics
New Hybrid Microscope Probes Nano-Electronics
Source: NIST   Posted: 11/13/06
A new form of scanning microscopy that simultaneously reveals physical and electronic profiles of metal nanostructures has been demonstrated at JILA.

Image: NASA Announces a New Servicing Mission to the Hubble Space Telescope
NASA Announces a New Servicing Mission to the Hubble Space Telescope
Source: NASA   Posted: 11/13/06
Shuttle astronauts will make one final house call to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as part of a mission to extend and improve the observatory's capabilities through 2013.







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