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.