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Today’s physics news: Happy 25th Birthday Hubble, and Dawn spacecraft settles into its first science orbit around Ceres

By SophieH | 24 Apr, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cosmic confetti celebrates Hubble’s 25th birthday Star-spangled image released for anniversary of space telescope’s launch. The star cluster Westerlund 2 (centre right) forms the dramatic focus for this image released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. The space shuttle Discovery carried Hubble into orbit on 24 April 1990. […]

Today’s physics news: A record breaking clock which only loses a second in 15bn years, and a space history sale

By SophieH | 22 Apr, 2015 | 0 Comments

Record breaking clock invented which only loses a second in 15bn years The ‘optical lattice’ device is now three times more accurate than previous incarnations. Physicists have said they have fine-tuned an atomic clock to the point where it won’t lose or gain a second in 15bn years – longer than the universe has existed. […]

Today’s physics news: The largest individual structure ever identified by humanity, and lasers to shoot down space junk

By SophieH | 21 Apr, 2015 | 0 Comments

International Space Station could be fitted with huge lasers to shoot down space junk Space debris poses a huge risk to the satellites that are in space and power much of communication on Earth. Scientists want to fit huge lasers to the International Space Station (ISS) and use them to blast away the estimated 3,000 […]

Today’s physics news: Making sense of recent dark matter findings, and gravity may help to identify geothermal energy sources

By SophieH | 17 Apr, 2015 | 0 Comments

How does new dark matter evidence fit together? In recent weeks there have been an unprecedented number of papers on dark matter in such a short time. They comprise new gravitational lensing experiments that have mapped dark matter on a range of scales.   BBC Goce gravity boost to geothermal hunt   The hunt for […]

Today’s physics news: Dark matter seems to be interacting with something other than gravity, and a GoPro video of a spacewalk

By SophieH | 15 Apr, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rise and shine: Rosetta’s Philae probe could be awake within weeks Increased sunlight may allow lander to re-boot and send further samples; data received so far has already challenged leading theory on planet formation. The Rosetta mission’s hibernating lander could awake within weeks, according to new predictions that it will soon be receiving enough sunlight […]

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