Physics and Astronomy News Archive: August 2014

Image: Do we live in a 2-D hologram?
Do we live in a 2-D hologram?
Source: FermiLab   Posted: 8/29/14
A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe – including whether we live in a hologram.

Image: Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation
Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation
Source: NRAO   Posted: 8/29/14
Rocky planets like Earth start out as microscopic bits of dust tinier than a grain of sand, or so theories predict.