Physics and Astronomy News Archive: September 2007
Astronomers eager to add to Sky in Google Earth
Source: UCBerkeley Posted: 9/7/07 Since Sky in Google Earth debuted two weeks ago to let the public explore the heavens from their computers, two UC Berkeley astronomers have jumped in to populate Google's sky with the most recently discovered heavenly objects.
Scientists Find Elusive Waves in Solar Corona
Source: NSF Posted: 9/7/07 Scientists for the first time have observed elusive oscillations in the sun's corona, known as Alfvén waves, that transport energy outward from the surface of the sun.
New Mass Extinction Asteroid Theory
Source: SWRI Posted: 9/7/07 The impactor believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs and other life forms on Earth some 65 million years ago has been traced back to a breakup event in the main asteroid belt.
'The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poets, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.'