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Physics and Astronomy News Archive: July 2009

Image: Physical Reality of String Theory Demonstrated
Physical Reality of String Theory Demonstrated
Source: Leiden   Posted: 7/7/09
Leiden theoretical physicists have now for the first time used string theory to describe a physical phenomenon. Their discovery has been reported this week in 'Science'.

Image: LRO's First Moon Images
LRO's First Moon Images
Source: NASA   Posted: 7/7/09
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has transmitted its first images since reaching lunar orbit June 23.

Image: First Working Model of a Two-Qubit Electronic Quantum Processor Created
First Working Model of a Two-Qubit Electronic Quantum Processor Created
Source: NSF   Posted: 7/7/09
Researchers have successfully implemented simple algorithms using a quantum processor based on microwave solid-state technology--similar to that found in computers and cell phones.

Image: VLBA Locates Origin of Superenergetic Bursts Near Giant Black Hole
VLBA Locates Origin of Superenergetic Bursts Near Giant Black Hole
Source: NRAO   Posted: 7/7/09
Using a worldwide combination of diverse telescopes, astronomers have discovered that a giant galaxy's bursts of very high energy gamma rays are coming from a region very close to the supermassive black hole at its core.

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