News tagged with optical wavelength

Swift’s Comet Tally

A montage of comet images made using NASA’s Swift spacecraft illustrates just how different three comets can be. The images, including a never-released image of Comet 8P/Tuttle, were shown today during a live, 24-hour video ...

Apr 06, 2009 5 / 5 (3) 1

Quantum dots as midinfrared emitters

(PhysOrg.com) -- “People are interested in the mid-infrared,” Dan Wasserman tells PhysOrg.com. Infrared light has a wavelength longer than visible light, and many molecules have numerous very strong optical resonances in the ...

Feb 23, 2009 4.1 / 5 (10) 1 feature

Zeroing in on Hubble's constant

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the early part of the 20th Century, Carnegie astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe is expanding. The rate of expansion is known as the Hubble constant. Its precise value ...

Jan 05, 2009 4.3 / 5 (12) 0