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Movie shows Ceres at opposition from sun

NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully observed Ceres at opposition on April 29, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres' surface. Mission specialists had carefully maneuvered Dawn into a special orbit ...

dateMay 17, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Video: The hunt is on for gravitational waves

Gravitational waves are tiny distortions of space-time caused by some of the most violent cosmic events such as colliding black holes. The observation of these 'ripples of space-time' requires exquisitely sophisticated new ...

dateDec 21, 2015 in Astronomy
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Graphene supercurrents go ballistic

Researchers with Europe's Graphene Flagship have demonstrated superconducting electric currents in the two-dimensional material graphene that bounce between sheet edges without scattering. This first direct observation of ...

dateJul 29, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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