Archive: 01/16/2005

The Promise of Terahertz

Terahertz (THz) light may provide stunning breakthroughs in areas as diverse as national security, medical imaging and communications technology. But it's largely been ignored until recently, because there ...

Jan 16, 2005
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Scientists spy on black-hole eating habits with 'LISA'

As big fish eat little fish in the Earth's vast oceans, so too do supermassive black holes gorge on smaller black holes and neutron stars, making themselves more massive in the process. Using sophisticated ...

Jan 16, 2005
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Probe opens a new window to interstellar space

Taking stock of the stuff between the stars - the all-important dust and gases that are the building blocks of new stars - has never been easy. The interstellar medium, as scientists know it, is a murky, nebulous place tha ...

Jan 16, 2005
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Keck telescope captures Titan but misses Huygens

Despite real though faint hopes, ground-based astronomers failed to see any sign of the Huygens probe's plunge into Titan's atmosphere on Friday, Jan. 14, but they did obtain some near-infrared images of Saturn's ...

Jan 16, 2005
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Astrobiologist helps IMAX director film

Graduate student Kevin Hand explores the potential for life on Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter, for his doctoral work in geological and environmental sciences. Like most astrobiologists and planetary scientists, Hand must ...

Jan 16, 2005
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Sounds From Titan And New Images

ESA presents audio data collected by the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI), which includes an acoustic sensor, during Huygens' descent, 14 January 2005. A couple of more pictures have been revealed. On 14 Jan ...

Jan 16, 2005
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