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Moons of Saturn may be younger than the dinosaurs

New research suggests that some of Saturn's icy moons, as well as itsfamous rings, might be modern adornments. Their dramatic birth may have taken place a mere hundred million years ago, more recent than the reign of many ...

dateMar 24, 2016 in Astronomy
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Laser beams with a 'twist'

(University of the Witwatersrand) Using geometric phase inside lasers for the first time, researchers find a way to change the orbital angular momentum of laser beams.

dateMar 15, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Image: First contact with Ariane 5

Ariane 5 flight VA229 lifted off yesterday morning at 05:20 GMT (02:20 local time, 06:20 CET) from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, to deliver a telecom satellite into geostationary orbit.

dateMar 11, 2016 in Space Exploration
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