Physics and Astronomy News Archive: March 2014

Image: NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite
NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite
Source: NASA/JPL   Posted: 3/2/14
A team of NASA and JPL scientists has found evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite, reviving debate in the scientific community over life on Mars.

Image: Physicists Discover ‘Quantum Droplet’ in Semiconductor
Physicists Discover ‘Quantum Droplet’ in Semiconductor
Source: Colorado   Posted: 3/2/14
JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller particles that briefly condense into a liquid-like droplet.