Astronomers Find Gaping Hole In The Universe
Source: UMN Posted: 8/24/07 Astronomers have found an enormous hole in the Universe, nearly a billion light-years across, empty of both normal matter such as stars, galaxies and gas, as well as the mysterious, unseen 'dark matter.'
Hubble Camera Snags Rare View of Uranus Rings
Source: JPL/NASA Posted: 8/24/07 A rare image of the ring system of the planet Uranus has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, using the onboard JPL-built and designed Wide Field Planetary Camera 2.
Catching Some Rays
Source: NSF Posted: 8/24/07 An international team of researchers has detected low-energy solar neutrinos--subatomic particles produced in the core of the sun--and measured in real-time the rate the particles hit our planet.
‘Thin-Layer’ Solar Cells May Bring Cheaper ‘Green’ Power
Source: Durham U Posted: 8/24/07 The experts at Durham University are developing light-absorbing materials for use in the production of thin-layer solar photovoltaic (PV) cells which are used to convert light energy into electricity.
NASA Spacecraft Heads for Polar Region of Mars
Source: JPL/NASA Posted: 8/5/07 NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission blasted off Saturday, aiming for a May 25, 2008, arrival at the Red Planet and a close-up examination of the surface of the northern polar region.
New Negatively-Charged Molecule Discovered
Source: CFA Posted: 8/5/07 Astronomers using data from the National Science Foundation’s Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have found the largest negatively-charged molecule yet seen in space.
Pluto's Moon An Ice Machine
Source: ASU Posted: 8/5/07 Frigid geysers spewing material up through cracks in the crust of Pluto’s companion Charon could be making this distant world into the equivalent of an outer solar system ice machine.
A New Wrinkle in Thin Film Science
Source: NSF Posted: 8/5/07 A remarkably simple experiment devised by scientists yields important information about the mechanical properties of thin films--nanoscopically thin layers of material that are deposited onto a metal, ceramic or semiconductor base.
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