News tagged with particle radiation

Saturn to shed its spooky spokes for summer

As Saturn steadily moves along its 29.7-year-long orbit toward summertime in its northern hemisphere NASA's Cassini spacecraft is along for the ride, giving astronomers a front-row seat to seasonal changes taking place on ...

dateMar 13, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Light particles illuminate the vacuum

Researchers from the Finnish Aalto University and the Technical Research Centre of Finland succeeded in showing experimentally that vacuum has properties not previously observed. According to the laws of quantum mechanics, ...

dateFeb 26, 2013 in General Physics
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Titanium dioxide nanoreactor

Tiny particles of titanium dioxide are found as key ingredients in wall paints, sunscreens, and toothpaste; they act as reflectors of light or as abrasives. However with decreasing particle size and a corresponding change ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Cassini sees Titan cooking up smog

(—A paper published this week using data from NASA's Cassini mission describes in more detail than ever before how aerosols in the highest part of the atmosphere are kick-started at Saturn's moon Titan. Scientists ...

dateFeb 05, 2013 in Space Exploration
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20 NASA balloons studying the radiation belts

In the bright, constant sun of the Antarctic summer, a NASA-funded team is launching balloons. There are twenty of these big, white balloons, each of which sets off on a different day for a leisurely float around the South ...

dateFeb 04, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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