Physics and Astronomy News Archive: October 2016

Image: Holograms from Neutrons Created

Holograms from Neutrons Created

Source: NIST   Posted: 10/27/16

For the first time, scientists have used neutron beams to create holograms of large solid objects, revealing details about their interiors in ways that ordinary laser light-based visual holograms cannot.

Image: Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Found

Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Found

Source: Carnegie   Posted: 10/23/16

Scientists find a star surrounded by the oldest known circumstellar disk—a primordial ring of gas and dust that orbits around a young star and from which planets can form.