Archive: 14/09/2007

Why is the Hercules Dwarf Galaxy so flat?

Through some of the very first scientific observations with the brand-new Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona, an international team of astronomers has found that a recently discovered tiny companion galaxy to our ...

dateSep 14, 2007 in Astronomy
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Probing a rare material spin state

A team of international physicists that includes researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology has found experimental evidence of a highly sought-after type of arrangement of atomic magnetic moments, ...

dateSep 14, 2007 in Condensed Matter
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Lift-off for Foton microgravity mission

An unmanned Foton spacecraft, carrying a payload of more than 40 ESA experiments, was successfully launched earlier today. The Soyuz-U launcher lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 13:00 CEST (11:00 GMT).

dateSep 14, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Galaxy 'hunting' made easy

Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have discovered in a single pass about a dozen otherwise invisible galaxies halfway across the Universe. The discovery, based on a technique that exploits a first-class instrument, ...

dateSep 14, 2007 in Astronomy
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