Physics and Astronomy News Archive: November 2006
Shuttle astronauts will make one final house call to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as part of a mission to extend and improve the observatory's capabilities through 2013.
NASA Announces a New Servicing Mission to the Hubble Space Telescope
Source: NASA Posted: 11/13/06
A new form of scanning microscopy that simultaneously reveals physical and electronic profiles of metal nanostructures has been demonstrated at JILA.
New Hybrid Microscope Probes Nano-Electronics
Source: NIST Posted: 11/13/06
Researchers have used high-intensity ultrasound in liquid slurries of sugar and other organic crystals to create mechanoluminescence up to 1,000 times more intense than from grinding.
Ultrasound generates intense mechanoluminescence
Source: UIUC Posted: 11/13/06
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has seen something never before seen on another planet -- a hurricane-like storm at Saturn's south pole with a well-developed eye, ringed by towering clouds.
NASA Sees into the Eye of a Monster Storm on Saturn
Source: JPL/NASA Posted: 11/13/06