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 5 / 5 (1) 0

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 ...

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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 1.5 / 5 (2) 0

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 ...

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