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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moons of Saturn
October 17, 2019

Moons of Saturn On July 29, 2011 the Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera took this snapshot and captured 5 of Saturn's moons, from just above the ringplane. Left to right are small moons Janus and Pandora respectively 179 and 81 kilometers...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. The Exquisite Precision of Time Crystals (Wed Oct 16 7:00 am)
    Exotic new states of matter contain patterns that repeat like clockwork -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. "Mars-quakes" Could Reveal How Mars Was Built (Tue Oct 15 6:15 pm)
    Rumblings on the Red Planet act like x-rays, allowing scientists to probe the hidden interior of Mars. Christopher Intagliata reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Introducing the November 2019 Issue (Tue Oct 15 12:15 pm)
    Time crystals, trickle-up economics, songbird diversity, and more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. A Well-Deserved Physics Nobel (Sat Oct 12 11:00 am)
    Jim Peebles’s award honors modern cosmological theory at last -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Mini Gravitational-Wave Detector Could Probe Dark Matter (Fri Oct 11 5:45 am)
    A miniature gravitational wave detector under development would measure higher-frequency waves than LIGO -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PhysicsWorld Headline News (Top 5 items)

  1. Physicists beat Lorentz reciprocity for microwave transmission (Thu Feb 22 8:27 am)
    New device could boost telecommunications and be adapted for photonics
  2. Japan's SuperKEKB set for first particle collisions (Wed Feb 21 8:45 am)
    Revamped accelerator will soon be smashing electrons and positrons together
  3. Wood-based 'supermaterial' is stronger and tougher than steel (Wed Feb 21 8:10 am)
    New material is made by compressing treated wood
  4. Three photons bind together to make a ?molecule? of light (Tue Feb 20 10:06 am)
    Technique could be used to create quantum-information systems
  5. Nuclear excitation by electron capture seen at long last (Tue Feb 20 7:55 am)
    Breakthrough could lead to new type of energy source

EurekaAlert Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Sciences News (Top 5 items)

  1. Figuring out Alzheimer's (Wed Oct 16 11:00 pm)
    (Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) Alzheimer's disease and the accompanying personality breakdown frighten many of us. Unfortunately, the drugs currently available are ineffective. Thanks to the work of a team...
  2. Double layer of graphene helps to control spin currents (Wed Oct 16 11:00 pm)
    (University of Groningen) In order to make transistors that operate using the spin of electrons, rather than their charge, it is necessary to find a way of switching spin currents on and off. Furthermore, the lifetime of the spins should at...
  3. Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling (Wed Oct 16 11:00 pm)
    (Royal Astronomical Society) 'Weather' in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle, according to a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge. The scientists used sophisticated simulations to show how powerful jets from...
  4. What happens under the Yellowstone Volcano (Wed Oct 16 11:00 pm)
    (GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre) A recent study by Bernhard Steinberger of the German GeoForschungsZentrum and colleagues in the USA helps to better understand the processes in the Earth's interior beneath the Yellowstone...
  5. First demonstration of a 1 petabit per second network node (Wed Oct 16 11:00 pm)
    (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)) The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has demonstrated the first large-scale optical switching testbed capable of handling 1 Petabit...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling (Wed Oct 16 11:00 pm)
    (Royal Astronomical Society) 'Weather' in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle, according to a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge. The scientists used sophisticated simulations to show how powerful jets from...
  2. Physicists develop fast and sensitive mechanical tool to measure light (Wed Oct 16 11:00 pm)
    (University of Oregon) Physicists at the University of Oregon developed a fast and sensitive mechanical tool to measure light, which is the subject of an Oct. 17 paper published in Nature Communications. The graphene nanomechanical bolometer...
  3. NASA-NOAA satellite catches last burst before demise of Tropical Depression 17E (Tue Oct 15 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Mexico and found two small areas of very strong thunderstorms near two different coastlines. One area was in Potential Tropical Cyclone 17E in the Eastern Pacific...
  4. NASA's Terra satellite catches end of Atlantic Tropical Depression 15 (Tue Oct 15 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Depression Fifteen or TD15, developed off the west coast of Africa on Oct. 14 by 5 p.m. EDT. The depression never strengthened into a tropical storm before it reached the end of its life. NASA's Terra...
  5. Hubble observes new interstellar visitor (Tue Oct 15 11:00 pm)
    (ESA/Hubble Information Centre) On 12 October 2019, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provided astronomers with their best look yet at an interstellar visitor -- Comet 2I/Borisov -- which is believed to have arrived here from another planetary...

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