Physics and Astronomy News Archive: February 2010
Scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used.
Glitter-sized solar photovoltaics produce competitive results
Source: Sandia Posted: 2/8/10
NASA released the most detailed set of images ever taken of the distant dwarf planet Pluto. Pluto has become significantly redder, while its illuminated northern hemisphere is getting brighter.
New Hubble Maps of Pluto Show Surface Changes
Source: NASA Posted: 2/8/10
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a mysterious X-shaped debris pattern and trailing streamers of dust that suggest a head-on collision between two asteroids.
Suspected Asteroid Crash Leaves Odd Debris Trail
Source: JPL/NASA Posted: 2/8/10
Researchers gauge how entropy works by creating models.
Learning from toys
Source: Harvard Posted: 2/8/10