Physics and Astronomy News Archive: October 2009
Physicists have resolved a decade-long copper oxide ceramics puzzle.
Puzzled Physicists Solve Decade-Long Discrepancies
Source: BNL Posted: 10/20/09
Starting in 2010, an international crew of six will simulate a 520-day round-trip to Mars, including a 30-day stay on the martian surface.
Volunteers Wanted For Simulated 520-Day Mars Mission
Source: ESA Posted: 10/20/09
Peering far beyond our solar system, NASA has detected the basic chemistry for life in a second hot gas planet, advancing astronomers toward the goal of being able to characterize planets where life could exist.
Astronomers Find Organic Molecules Around Gas Planet
Source: JPL/NASA Posted: 10/20/09
New observations indicate the heliosphere — the sun's sphere of influence — has a different shape than theorists had expected.
Bursting The Sun's Bubble
Source: MIT Posted: 10/20/09