Physics and Astronomy News Archive: July 2009
Using a worldwide combination of diverse telescopes, astronomers have discovered that a giant galaxy's bursts of very high energy gamma rays are coming from a region very close to the supermassive black hole at its core.
VLBA Locates Origin of Superenergetic Bursts Near Giant Black Hole
Source: NRAO Posted: 7/7/09
Researchers have successfully implemented simple algorithms using a quantum processor based on microwave solid-state technology--similar to that found in computers and cell phones.
First Working Model of a Two-Qubit Electronic Quantum Processor Created
Source: NSF Posted: 7/7/09
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has transmitted its first images since reaching lunar orbit June 23.
LRO's First Moon Images
Source: NASA Posted: 7/7/09
Leiden theoretical physicists have now for the first time used string theory to describe a physical phenomenon. Their discovery has been reported this week in 'Science'.
Physical Reality of String Theory Demonstrated
Source: Leiden Posted: 7/7/09