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Physics and Astronomy News Archive: April 2010

Image: Physicists Locate Long Lost Soviet Reflector on Moon
Physicists Locate Long Lost Soviet Reflector on Moon
Source: UCSD   Posted: 4/29/10
A team of physicists has pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector left on the lunar surface by the Soviet Union nearly 40 years ago.

Image: Neutrinos: Clues to the Most Energetic Cosmic Rays
Neutrinos: Clues to the Most Energetic Cosmic Rays
Source: LBL   Posted: 4/29/10
Find out about the new ARIANNA (Antarctic Ross Ice Shelf Antenna Neutrino Array) that is proposed to catch elusive neutrinos using a new and ingenious method.

Image: NASA's New Eye on the Sun Delivers Stunning First Images
NASA's New Eye on the Sun Delivers Stunning First Images
Source: NASA   Posted: 4/29/10
NASA's recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is returning early images that confirm an unprecedented new capability for scientists to better understand our sun’s dynamic processes.

Image: Cassini and Amateurs Chase Storm on Saturn
Cassini and Amateurs Chase Storm on Saturn
Source: JPL/NASA   Posted: 4/29/10
With the help of amateur astronomers, the composite infrared spectrometer instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft has taken its first look at a massive blizzard in Saturn's atmosphere.

Image: NASA's Spitzer Unearths Primitive Black Holes
NASA's Spitzer Unearths Primitive Black Holes
Source: JPL/NASA   Posted: 4/1/10
Astronomers have come across what appear to be two of the earliest and most primitive supermassive black holes known.



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'The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.'

Bertrand Russell
(1872-1970)


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