Archive: 09/10/2004

Spitzer Witnessed Galactic Collision

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has set its infrared sight on a major galactic collision and witnessed not death, but a teeming nest of life. The colliding galaxies, called the Antennae galaxies, are in the ...

Sep 10, 2004
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The billion-pixel camera

ESA’s ‘discovery machine’ Gaia is designed to photograph one thousand million stars and hundreds of thousands of other celestial objects, so its camera will have to be something truly special. Indeed, when Gaia lifts off ...

Sep 10, 2004
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Atoms Precision Placement Helps Building Nanoscale Devices

In an effort to put more science into the largely trial and error building of nanostructures, physicists at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated new methods for placing what are typically unrul ...

Sep 10, 2004
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Is This Speck of Light an Exoplanet?

Is this newly discovered feeble point of light the long-sought bona-fide image of an exoplanet? A research paper by an international team of astronomers provides sound arguments in favour, but the definitive a ...

Sep 10, 2004
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NASA Hopes to Recover Data from Genesis Capsule

The Genesis sample return capsule entered Earth's atmosphere at 9:52:47 a.m. MDT and entered the preplanned entry ellipse in the Utah Test and Training Range as predicted. However, the Genesis capsule, as a r ...

Sep 10, 2004
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Cassini Discovers Ring and One, Possibly Two, Objects at Saturn

Scientists examining Saturn's contorted F ring, which has baffled them since its discovery, have found one small body, possibly two, orbiting in the F ring region, and a ring of material associated with Saturn's moon Atlas. ...

Sep 10, 2004
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