Physics and Astronomy News Archive: August 2011
A once-massive star that’s been transformed into a small planet made of diamond: that’s what astronomers think they’ve found in our Milky Way.
A Planet Made Of Diamond Discovered
Source: Swinburne Posted: 8/31/11
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured new views of Saturn's oddly shaped moon Hyperion during its encounter with this cratered body on Thursday, Aug. 25.
Cassini Closes in on Saturn's Tumbling Moon Hyperion
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 8/29/11
Lasers that emit pulses lasting a quintillionth of a second could characterize the behavior of individual electrons during chemical reactions.
Movies of electrons
Source: MIT Posted: 8/20/11
Physicists have for the first time linked the quantum properties of two separated ions (electrically charged atoms) by manipulating them with microwaves instead of the usual laser beams.
Physicists ‘Entangle’ Two Atoms Using Microwaves for the First Time
Source: NIST Posted: 8/15/11
After a journey of almost three years, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the Red Planet's Endeavour crater to study rocks never seen before.
NASA Mars Rover Arrives at New Site on Martian Surface
Source: JPL/NASA Posted: 8/12/11
New research may suggest that information can after all escape the gravitational pull of the black hole.
Escaping gravity's clutches: the black hole breakout
Source: York UK Posted: 8/12/11
University of Kiel researchers discover novel state of crystal matter.
Exotic Quantum crystal discovered
Source: Kiel DE Posted: 8/12/11