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Saturn spacecraft returns to the realm of icy moons

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:00
Cassini’s orbits had carried it high above the planet’s poles over the past two years, during which the mission’s ability to encounter the moons, apart from Titan, was limited.
Categories: Astronomy

Physicist calls for 'British Pi Day'

Physics World - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:05
Extra day in April would allow billions to celebrate Welsh mathematician who introduced the symbol π
Categories: Conventional Science

Graphene sandwich squares away ice

Physics World - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:32
New research reveals a previously unknown phase of ice
Categories: Conventional Science

Comet dust: Planet Mercury’s invisible paint

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:00
A new study suggests carbon from comets breaking apart acts like a stealth darkening agent on the innermost planet.
Categories: Astronomy

As stars form, magnetic fields influence regions big and small

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:00
Even though cosmic magnetic fields are much weaker than Earth's magnetic field, they have an important effect in regulating how stars form.
Categories: Astronomy

Entangled photons cast a new light on cause and effect

Physics World - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:39
Correlation can imply causation in the quantum world, say physicists
Categories: Conventional Science

Ancient martian lake system records two water-related events

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 04:00
The earlier episode at Jezero Crater formed clay minerals, and then later surface water activity transported them.
Categories: Astronomy

Astronomers upgrade their cosmic light bulbs

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 04:00
In a new report, scientists show that using a particular class of type Ia supernovae that occur near youthful stars can improve measurements of cosmic distances.
Categories: Astronomy

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