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Physics and Astronomy News Archive: July 2008

Image: Einsteins Theory Passes Strict, New Test
Einsteins Theory Passes Strict, New Test
Source: NSF   Posted: 7/8/08
Astronomers have measured an effect predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity in the extremely strong gravity of a pair of superdense neutron stars.

Image: Milky Way's Inner Beauty Revealed
Milky Way's Inner Beauty Revealed
Source: CfA Harvard   Posted: 7/8/08
Astronomers have worked for decades to map the Milky Way and its spiral arms. They have just discovered a new spiral arm on the far side of the galactic center from Earth.

Image: Sample-Collection Tests by NASA's Phoenix Lander Continue
Sample-Collection Tests by NASA's Phoenix Lander Continue
Source: NASA   Posted: 7/8/08
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's science and engineering teams are testing methods to get an icy sample into the Robotic Arm scoop for delivery to the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA).

Image: First Images Of Solar System's Invisible Frontier
First Images Of Solar System's Invisible Frontier
Source: Berkeley   Posted: 7/8/08
NASA's sun-focused STEREO spacecraft unexpectedly detected particles from the edge of the solar system last year, allowing scientists to map for the first time the energized particles in the region where the hot solar wind slams into the cold interstellar medium.







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