Archive: 03/10/2006

Giotto’s brief encounter

Twenty years ago, in the night between 13 and 14 March 1986, ESA’s Giotto spacecraft encountered Comet Halley. It was ESA’s first deep space mission, and part of an ambitious international effort to solve ...

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The Physics of Friendship

By comparing people to mobile particles randomly bouncing off each other, scientists have developed a new model for social networks. The model fits with empirical data to naturally reproduce the community ...

Mar 10, 2006 4.7 / 5 (164) 1 feature

To Pluto And Beyond

The New Horizons mission launched on January 19, 2006, and in nine years it will fly by the planet Pluto and its moon Charon. After acquiring data and images of these distant objects, mission scientists hope ...

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