Physics and Astronomy News Archive: October 2005
More than 470 physicists, including seven Nobel laureates, have signed a petition to oppose a new U.S. Defense Department proposal that allows the United States to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states.
More Than 470 Physicists Sign Petition To Oppose U.S. Policy On Nuclear Attack
Source: UCSD Posted: 10/26/05
Sky watchers can view a brighter Mars, as it converges closer to Earth at 43.1 million miles (69 million kilometers) around 10:19 p.m. EST on Oct. 29.
Mars Visible This Month
Source: UofM Posted: 10/26/05
Chains of 1 million magnetic nanoparticles have been assembled and disassembled in a solution of suspended particles in a controlled way, scientists at the NIST report.
Magnetic Nanoparticles Assembled into Long Chains
Source: NIST Posted: 10/26/05
NASA scientists are using the Hubble Space Telescope to hunt for resources, such as oxygen, that are essential for people to survive and to sustain their existence on the lunar surface.
Hubble Prospects For Resources on The Moon
Source: NASA Posted: 10/26/05
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2005 to R. Glauber, J. Hall and T. Hansch.
The 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded
Source: Nobel.se Posted: 10/9/05
Advanced technologies now available at the NSF's Dunn Solar Telescope at Sunspot, NM, are revealing striking details inside sunspots and hint at features remaining to be discovered in solar activity.
Adaptive optics produces ultrasharp images of sunspot
Source: NSO Posted: 10/9/05
NASA's Gravity Probe B experiment is one step away from revealing if Einstein was right.
Putting relativity to the test.
Source: Stanford Posted: 10/9/05
Scientists have solved a 35-year-old mystery of the origin of powerful, split-second flashes of light called short gamma-ray bursts. These flashes, brighter than a billion suns yet lasting only a few milliseconds, have been simply too fast to catch... until now.
In a Flash NASA Helps Solve 35-year-old Cosmic Mystery
Source: NASA Posted: 10/9/05