Physics and Astronomy News Archive: April 2010
With the help of amateur astronomers, the composite infrared spectrometer instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft has taken its first look at a massive blizzard in Saturn's atmosphere.
Cassini and Amateurs Chase Storm on Saturn
Source: JPL/NASA Posted: 4/29/10
NASA's recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is returning early images that confirm an unprecedented new capability for scientists to better understand our sun’s dynamic processes.
NASA's New Eye on the Sun Delivers Stunning First Images
Source: NASA Posted: 4/29/10
Find out about the new ARIANNA (Antarctic Ross Ice Shelf Antenna Neutrino Array) that is proposed to catch elusive neutrinos using a new and ingenious method.
Neutrinos: Clues to the Most Energetic Cosmic Rays
Source: LBL Posted: 4/29/10
A team of physicists has pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector left on the lunar surface by the Soviet Union nearly 40 years ago.
Physicists Locate Long Lost Soviet Reflector on Moon
Source: UCSD Posted: 4/29/10
Astronomers have come across what appear to be two of the earliest and most primitive supermassive black holes known.
NASA's Spitzer Unearths Primitive Black Holes
Source: JPL/NASA Posted: 4/1/10