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Physics and Astronomy News Archive: September 2007

Image: New Mass Extinction Asteroid Theory
New Mass Extinction Asteroid Theory
Source: SWRI   Posted: 9/7/07
The impactor believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs and other life forms on Earth some 65 million years ago has been traced back to a breakup event in the main asteroid belt.

Image: Back to School: Five Myths about Girls and Science
Back to School: Five Myths about Girls and Science
Source: NSF   Posted: 9/7/07
New resources for parents and teachers can help students be successful in math and science.

Image: Scientists Find Elusive Waves in Solar Corona
Scientists Find Elusive Waves in Solar Corona
Source: NSF   Posted: 9/7/07
Scientists for the first time have observed elusive oscillations in the sun's corona, known as Alfvén waves, that transport energy outward from the surface of the sun.

Image: Astronomers eager to add to Sky in Google Earth
Astronomers eager to add to Sky in Google Earth
Source: UCBerkeley   Posted: 9/7/07
Since Sky in Google Earth debuted two weeks ago to let the public explore the heavens from their computers, two UC Berkeley astronomers have jumped in to populate Google's sky with the most recently discovered heavenly objects.

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'The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.'

Bertrand Russell
(1872-1970)


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