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Physics and Astronomy News Archive: May 2012

Image: NASA Sees the Light of Alien 'Super Earth'
NASA Sees the Light of Alien 'Super Earth'
Source: NASA/JPL   Posted: 5/15/12
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a 'super-Earth' planet beyond our solar system for the first time.

Image: Black Holes Turn up the Heat
Black Holes Turn up the Heat
Source: H-ITS   Posted: 5/15/12
HITS astrophysicists discover a new heating source in cosmological structure formation.

Image: Cubesat - Satellites the Size of 1/2 Gallon of Milk
Cubesat - Satellites the Size of 1/2 Gallon of Milk
Source: NSF   Posted: 5/15/12
Scientists, engineers, educators from Cubesat projects showcase their projects at NSF headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

Image: Superconductor Theory Confirmed?
Superconductor Theory Confirmed?
Source: Cornell   Posted: 5/15/12
Atomic-scale visualization of electrons confirms theory of iron-based superconductors.





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Werner Heisenberg
(1901-1976)


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