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Equivalence principle in space test

Since Galileo Galilei and Newton, the assumption is valid that inert and heavy mass are equivalent. This is, however, questioned by new physical theories such as the String theory. Now, the equivalence principle ...

dateMay 11, 2009 in General Physics
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Baby universe picture brought closer to theory

Last year, the Planck Telescope revealed the most detailed picture of the cosmic microwave background, the relic radiation from the Big Bang. But this map contains features that challenge the standard model of cosmology, ...

dateAug 04, 2014 in Astronomy
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Dramatic end of plasma crystal experiment

For seven years it delivered outstanding results for science and technology on the International Space Station, now the successful plasma crystal laboratory PK-3 Plus operated one last time. After undocking ...

dateNov 04, 2013 in Plasma Physics
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Stress to rest

On Sunday, ESA's bedrest volunteers began lying down for their second three-week session with their heads angled below the horizontal to help research the effects of weightlessness on the human body.

dateApr 30, 2013 in Space Exploration
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