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Physics and Astronomy News Archive: June 2008

Image: NASA's Phoenix Scoops Up Martian Soil
NASA's Phoenix Scoops Up Martian Soil
Source: NASA/JPL   Posted: 6/2/08
One week after landing on far-northern Mars, NASA Phoenix spacecraft lifted its first scoop of Martian soil as a test of the lander's Robotic Arm.

Image: Small Planet, Small Star
Small Planet, Small Star
Source: NSF   Posted: 6/2/08
Astronomers have discovered an extrasolar planet only three times more massive than our own, the smallest yet observed orbiting a normal star.

Image: CSI: Milky Way Team Works Scene Of Dead Star
CSI: Milky Way Team Works Scene Of Dead Star
Source: UChicago   Posted: 6/2/08
Like a team of forensic detectives in a television show that could be called 'CSI: Milky Way,' scientists are piecing together how a mysterious infrared ring got left around a dead star that displays a magnetic field trillions of times more intense than Earth's.

Image: New Hubble Images Show Turbulent Jupiter
New Hubble Images Show Turbulent Jupiter
Source: Berkeley   Posted: 6/2/08
Increased turbulence and storms first observed on Jupiter more than two years ago are still raging, according to new high-resolution pictures of the planet.



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